FTC Sends Checks to People Who Were Charged Hidden Fees
The FTC is mailing a second round of checks to consumers nationwide who signed up for the “Online Auction Starter Kit” from Commerce Planet that was supposed to be free. According to the FTC, consumers who ordered the kit were enrolled automatically in a trial membership called the Online Supplier program. Consumers who failed to cancel their Online Supplier membership before the end of the trial period were charged monthly fees of up to $59.95. The FTC alleged that many of these consumers were charged the monthly fees without their consent.
The first round of checks was mailed in July 2019. Because money still remains in the fund, the FTC is mailing an additional 24,335 checks totaling more than $376,000 to those who cashed their first check.
If you get a check, please cash it within 60 days.
If you have any questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-844-817-0897.