Suntasia to reimburse $5.7 million from marketing scam

business man looking shocked at phone
business man looking shocked at phone

Hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by a nationwide telemarketing scam are receiving a second round of reimbursement checks, the Federal Trade Commission announced.

The telemarketing scheme was run by Suntasia Marketing of Largo, Fla., which deceived nearly one million consumers nationwide into joining buyers' and travel clubs between 1999 and 2007. The FTC will send approximately $5.7 million to consumers illegally charged for one or more Suntasia programs, with the average check totaling $33.17.

The first round of redress checks totaling $14.1 million were sent in January 2010 to more than 356,000 victims. Those who received and cashed a check for more than $10 during the first round are eligible to receive a second check.