McGraw

CHARLESTON -- Attorney General Darrell McGraw entered into a consent judgment with JK Harris and Company of Charleston, S.C., and its president John K. Harris on June 12.

JK Harris and Company is a South Carolina tax relief company that claimed to be able to settle your debt with the Internal Revenue Service for "pennies on the dollar."

Under the terms of the consent decree, $1.5 million will be available to provide partial refunds to consumers in the West Virginia and 17 other states that participated in the settlement.

The deadline for consumers to file complaints is Sept. 10.

Complaints against JK Harris Financial Recovery System LLC and Professional Fee Financing Associates LLC, both owned by John K. Harris, also are covered under the terms of the settlement.

Since 2000, a total of 37 West Virginia consumers have filed complaints against the companies with Attorney General McGraw's Consumer Protection Division.

Consumers may get a complaint form by calling Attorney General McGraw's Consumer Protection Division toll-free hotline at 1-800-368-8808 or by emailing the Consumer Protection Division at consumer@wvago.gov.

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