ENC service members victimized by Harris Jewelers scheme can now get a refund
The more than 6,000 servicemembers in North Carolina who fell victim to a national jewelry scheme can now get a refund.
NC Attorney General Josh Stein and several other state attorneys general won a $34 million settlement with Harris Jewelry.
Stein said the jewelry company -- which operated many stores on or near military bases, including Camp Lejeune -- told servicemembers that purchases would increase their credit scores, forced them to buy protection plans and did not provide written disclosures with some purchases.
The settlement means Harris Jewelry has to stop collecting nearly $2 million in debt held by nearly 2,000 servicemembers in North Carolina and give back nearly $1.5 million to 5,000 more people.
The website those impacted by the ruling can visit to apply for a refund and credit score correction is https://www.harrisjewelry.com.
Anyone that owes Harris Jewelry or CACUSA any debt, Stein said, should immediately stop paying it.