Dell pays up to settle New York fraud case

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DellThe New York Office of the Attorney General has announced Dell will pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit the AG filed against it back in 2007. The suit accused Dell of misleading customers by making false promises of cheap financing and refusing to honor rebates and warranties. In May of last year, the New York State Supreme Court found the company guilty of fraud, false advertising, abusive debt collection practices, and deceptive business practices.

Along with the settlement, Dell is required to disclose detailed information about the level of service their customers will receive and the percentage of customers that qualify for low cost financing.

“Today’s announcement is the final step in ensuring New Yorkers harmed by Dell’s deceptive and illegal business practices are fully compensated,” said Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement announcing the settlement.

If you are a New York resident you can go online to the AG’s website and file an application for restitution.

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  • binsoncolero

    The New York attorney general filed suit against Dell in 2007, charging that the company misled customers by charging high credit rates when they were promised cheap financing. The suit also alleged Dell didn't provide customers with full details of its next-day service program and didn't deliver promised rebates and warranties……..