Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office reached an agreement with Office Depot to offer a refund to roughly 115 Colorado governmental agencies and nonprofits in connection with the sale of office supplies between January 2006 and March 2009.
Under the agreement, Office Depot will refund those Colorado customers up to $189,000. The Attorney General alleges that the customers were placed on a higher-cost price plan either without their knowledge or without complete information about the cost differences between the price plans available to the customers. Office Depot will contact agencies eligible for refunds.
Office Depot denies any wrongdoing and fully cooperated with the Attorney General’s year-long investigation.
To learn more about recent actions the Office of the Attorney General has filed against companies engaged in deceptive trade practices, visit www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/consumercases. Consumers who believe they have fallen victim to a scam can file a complaint via www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaint.