Prosecutors in California settled a consumer fraud case with Debt Free Associates LLC and are now urging eligible clients to seek the refunds they are owed, Monterey County (Calif.) District Attorney Dean Flippo said.

Many victims paid thousands of dollars to the Southern California company yet did not have their credit card debt reduced, despite promises to do so. Also, when consumers tried to cancel their agreements, only a small portion of their payments were reimbursed.

The settlement covers all eligible California consumers, not just those in Monterey County. Prosecutors with the Monterey and Contra Costa counties so far have been able to find more than 100 eligible clients.

Prosecutors want consumers to know the eligibility letters are not fraudulent and that if contacted, they only have 60 days to request the refund.

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