On Your Side: FTC settles with Blue Hippo

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News 12 at 6, February 26, 2008

Blue Hippo promised help for people with little or no credit who wanted to buy computers.

Trouble is, they rarely delivered the merchandise, but always took the payments.

We've received dozens of calls on them and Roberta Lowman was the only person we were able to get money back for.

The Better Business Bureau recently issued a buyer beware sort of warning against them. The FTC is changing that.

It has reached an up to $5 million dollar settlement against the company for a number of deceptive practices, including misrepresenting refunds and cancellations and not shipping products.

That money is supposed to go to help people get their money back. The company has been ordered to change its practices and monitoring will be put into place to ensure that happens.

You can call 1-877-382-4357 to put in your own complaint against Blue Hippo.

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