The Federal Trade Commission announced it will return $700,000 to victims of an operation that allegedly sold fake health insurance.
The FTC says the operation involved a telemarketing scheme that allegedly tricked people into buying the bogus health insurance.
United States Benefits, LLC and its principals were charged back in 2010 with deceptively marketing medical discount plans as health insurance, calling consumers on the Do-Not-Call Registry, and making illegal robocalls.
The FTC is mailing the checks to alleged victims. The checks will expire 60 days after they are issued.
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Consumers seeking more information on how to avoid deceptive health insurance schemes can learn more from the FTC publication Discount Plan or Health Insurance.