Attorney General announces lawsuit against Denver company involved in consumer restitution scam

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a complaint against Denver-based RMI Associates on suspicion that the company fraudulently solicited customers that it could help them recover restitution related to a federal lawsuit the Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission recently filed.

According to the complaint filed in Denver District Court, RMI Associates, which also did business under the names recovermyinvestment and Daily Deal 360, Inc., as well as its principals, Russell Bryant III and Damon Smith, claimed that in exchange for an upfront fee they could assist those victims recover their losses related to filed a federal lawsuit against Westminster-based Dalbey Education Institute, formerly known as American’s Note Network.

“Neither our office nor the Federal Trade Commission have any relationship with RMI or the other defendants,” Suthers said. “Consumers who believe they are victims of Dalbey Education Institute, formerly known as America’s Note Network, can file — at no cost — a complaint with my office or the Federal Trade Commission.”

Consumers can file a complaint for free via the Office of the Attorney General’s Web site at www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaint. Consumer also can file complaints via 1-800-222-4444 or stop.fraud@state.co.us.

The Office of the Attorney General warned consumers about RMI Associates’ fraudulent services in early August after consumers began filing complaints against the company. Consumers should never contract with a company or pay any fees in order to get their complaint submitted to state or federal authorities.

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