JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Consumers who bought fat burning, weight loss or other products that didn't live up to their claims could soon be getting refunds.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,000 refund checks totaling more than $9.8 million to those duped by these products. That works out to an average refund of $43 per person.
The refunds are linked to products, which range from dietary supplements to skin creams to DVDs, and free trials marketed by Health Formulas, LLC.
According to the FTC, the company made misleading claims about its products and used bogus free trials to sign customers up for subscriptions without their permission.
In July 2016, a judge banned the company, its owners and dozens of other corporations it controls from selling weight loss products and charging customers without permission.
The company was also ordered to fork over $10 million in assets.
Refund checks are being mailed starting Wednesday. They must be cashed within 60 days. If you have questions or believe you're entitled to a check, call 1-800-690-2366.