Attorney General announces consumer protection judgement against North Idaho appliance repair business | Idaho News

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Attorney General announces consumer protection judgement against North Idaho appliance repair business | Idaho News

HAYDEN, Idaho – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on Thursday issued a consumer protection ruling against an owner of an equipment repair company in northern Idaho banning him from operating in the state of Idaho.

Michael Scott, the owner of Appliance Corral Service, based in Hayden, Idaho, was the defendant in a consumer protection order filed by the Attorney General in Kootenai County District Court in August. The order claims that Scott failed to provide repair services to consumers after taking payments, resulting in a total loss of over $ 1,600 for customers. Following the verdict, Scott was ordered to reimburse consumers who filed complaints for paying $ 10,000 in civil fines and charges to the Attorney General for the case.

“We learned about this business and its practices from Idaho consumers who took the time to file complaints with my office,” said Wasden. “I would like to thank the consumers for bringing this to our attention so that we can research and take action. I encourage other Idahoans who are experiencing similar troubling activity in the market to share this with us. “

Consumers can report complaints to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office here.