FTC sends refunds to people who lost money to an alleged imposter scheme
The FTC is sending 49,112 refunds totaling over $2 million to people who were trying to renew their green cards or apply for naturalization. According to the FTC, starting in 2010, American Immigration Center falsely implied that its websites were affiliated with the U.S. government and collected money from people who thought they were paying government application fees.
Because the FTC does not have mailing addresses for most of the consumer victims, the agency is sending 44,136 PayPal payments and mailing 4,976 checks.
If you receive a PayPal payment, you have 30 days to accept the payment. For more details about the payment process, please read our related FAQ.
If you receive a check, you have 60 days to cash it.
If you would like to get your refund in a different payment method than the one you received, or if you have other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-877-729-1539.