ATLANTA (AP) - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection has reached a settlement with a daily deal company accused of knowingly selling vouchers for companies that refused to honor them.
Officials said Monday that the company, Loclly, continued advertising and selling vouchers for goods after customers reported problems redeeming them. Officials say the company refused to offer customers refunds and would only offer store credit in violation of the company's promise of 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.
Officials say the company also listed inflated values for some vouchers and used false expiration dates for some deals to pressure customers into buying certain goods.
The company and its owner are required to pay a $40,000 civil penalty, $35,000 in administrative expenses, more than $4,000 in restitution to 42 customers and $15,000 to the state.
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