- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Florida company has agreed to issue refunds to more than 2,600 Iowa customers after enrolling them in membership programs without their permission.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office on Monday announced the agreement with Global Travel International that requires the company to pay the state nearly $45,000. The money will go toward refunds for Iowans who had been charged for unwanted memberships.

The memberships Iowans had been charged for claim to offer savings on retail or travel-related purchases. Miller says the company has enrolled Iowa consumers in such programs without their consent and administered unauthorized charges since 2008.

The state Consumer Protection Division is slated to issue refunds to all eligible consumers. Global Travel also agreed to pull marketing efforts out of Iowa.

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