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Clark Howard: Sneaker refund

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Updated: 8/05/2013 11:49 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Isn't it fantastic! Just by wearing a particular kind of shoe you're going to get your body into perfect shape. You're not going to have to exercise, you're not going to have to eat right. Just wear these shoes!

Well, there were several shoemakers years ago making those claims. Wearing shoes with a special shape, you were going to get in shape. Turned out not to be true.

Now, Skechers is the latest company that's going to be paying refunds to people. These payments are coming from an agency of the government, the FTC.

So if you get one of these checks in the mail it means at some point you bought one of these shoes that was supposed to get you all toned, and now you're going to make your wallet toned instead.

But the checks are totally real. If you let them sit in a drawer, they become stale, meaning they are worthless by mid-October. So you get the check, take it, deposit it, or cash it. It's your money.

For more information go to ClarkHoward.com.

Watch Clark Howard weekday mornings on Action News This Morning on FOX30 beginning at 7 a.m.

 

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