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Refunds Coming To Customers Who Bought Coffee Supplements At Retail Locations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced in a press release that it is mailing additional refund checks totaling $1.9 million to people who bought Pure Health or Genesis Today green coffee bean extract supplements from retailers such as Walmart.

The mailing, which will include 38,553 checks, is the second refund distribution related to this FTC case, which charged Pure Health LLC, Genesis Today, Inc., and their principal, Lindsey Duncan, with deceptively claiming that the supplement would help people lose 17 pounds and 16 percent of their body fat in 12 weeks without diet or exercise.

The settlement barred the defendants from making deceptive weight-loss claims about any food or dietary supplement and ordered them to pay money for the refund program. In June 2016, the FTC used the defendants’ sales records to mail full refunds to nearly 200,000 people who bought the products online.

At that time, the FTC announced a claims process for people who bought the supplements in retail stores. People who submitted valid claims before the deadline are now receiving full refunds, averaging $49.66 each. Recipients should deposit or cash their checks within 60 days.

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