FTC sends money to people who paid for debt relief
The FTC is sending 27,083 checks totaling more than $16 million to people who lost money to a debt relief scam.
According to the FTC and the Florida Office of the Attorney General, a group of defendants known as Helping America Group got people to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars a month by falsely promising to pay, settle, or obtain dismissal of their debts and improve their credit scores. Over time, victims found their debts unpaid, their accounts in default, and their credit scores severely damaged.
If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days.
If you have questions about the refund program, please call 1-833-928-2567.