FTC Returns an Additional $750,000 to DOTAuthority.com Customers
The FTC is mailing checks totaling $757,946 to 14,948 small businesses who paid DOTAuthority.com 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.
The FTC previously sent checks totaling $89,736 to small businesses charged by the defendants. The FTC’s investigation recently uncovered additional customer information, which is enabling the agency to send a second round of refunds.
If you receive a check, please cash it within 60 days.
If you have questions about the refunds, contact the refund administrator, Rust Consulting Inc., at 866-303-8537.