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Aug 4, 2011 1:20 PM by James H Egbert

Colorado AG warning of possible scams from private firms claiming to recover funds

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers released a statement warning consumers of companies offering to assist in recovering restitution from the state's consumer protection lawsuits in exchange for fees paid upfront of any services. The Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission's recently filed a lawsuit against the Dalbey Education Institute, a company suspected of using infomercials to deceive consumers into believing they could break into the promissory note business and get rich.

Following this law suit announcement, RMI Associates made offers and advertisements to help consumers recover their restitution associated with the lawsuit charging an upfront fee. The Office of the Attorney General reported that they learned of this scam after inquiries from consumers questioning the validity of RMI Associates and its Web site, www.recovermyinvestment.com

The statement from the Attorney General's Office stated, "RMI Associates is in no way affiliated with the Office of the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission."

Consumers can visit the Office of the Attorney General's Web site and file a complaint for free via www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaint. Consumer also can file complaints via 1-800-222-4444 or stop.fraud@state.co.us.

Consumers should not contract with or pay any fees to private companies in order to get their complaint submitted to state or federal authorities.

 

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