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FTC sends money to people who paid for debt relief

The FTC is sending a second round of checks to 19,883 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.

The FTC first mailed checks for this matter in July 2020. Because the agency recovered additional funds from the defendants, the FTC is sending a second round of checks totaling more than $6.5 million to people who cashed their first check.

If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days.

You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions, please call 1-833-928-2567.