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FTC Returns Nearly $90,000 to Customers

The FTC is mailing checks totaling $89,736 to 246 small businesses who paid Inc., and related companies, service fees for commercial vehicle registrations. According to the FTC, DOTAuthority sent thousands of small businesses misleading messages that implied defendants either were, or were affiliated with, the U.S. Department of Transportation or another government agency and tricked the businesses into using their commercial vehicle registration services.

Consumers who have questions about the refunds should contact the FTC’s refund administrator, Rust Consulting Inc., at 866-303-8537. Consumers who do not receive a refund check, but think they should have, also should contact the refund administrator.

Recipients should deposit or cash checks within 60 days, as indicated on the check.

The FTC never requires people to pay money or provide account information to cash a refund check.