Victims of Payday Support Center Debt Relief Scheme to Receive Refunds

The scam targeted people with outstanding payday loans, promising help in resolving the debts

Victims of Payday Support Center Debt Relief Scheme to Receive Refunds
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March 15, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 561 checks totaling more than $148,000 to people who lost money to "Payday Support Center," a debt relief scam that targeted people with outstanding payday loans.

The defendants in this case are banned from promoting or selling debt relief services under a federal court order.

Those who lost money to the scheme will get back an average of $264. Recipients should deposit or cash refund checks within 60 days.

The FTC reminds consumers that it never requires people to pay money or provide personal account information to cash refund checks. If anyone requests such information, it is likely a fraud attempt and should be reported to the FTC immediately.

People who have questions about the case can contact the FTC's refund administrator, Rust Consulting, Inc., at (888) 279-4212.

To learn more about the FTC's refund program, visit ftc.gov/refunds.