Kentucky is among 46 states that have reached a settlement with DISH Network over various allegations including that the satellite television provider violated Do-Not-Call laws.
Under the settlement, in which DISH Network has denied any wrongdoing, the company will pay nearly $6 million, including $125,000 to Kentucky.
The satellite provider has put in place a restitution program to which consumer can make claims. Unresolved complaints sent to the company or the state attorney general's office since Jan. 1, 2004, are eligible, and DISH Network is to notify those consumers by mail that they are eligible for a share of the restitution payment.
Consumers who feel they were wronged but did not report it can also file a complaint with DISH Network or the attorney general's office through Dec. 14 to be considered for the program. The alleged wrongdoing must have taken place within the last two years.
To file a consumer complaint, visit www.ag.ky.gov or call 1-888-432-9257.
Other allegations included that consumers were not told that purchased or leased equipment had been previously used, as well as accusations that customers' bank accounts or credit cards were charged without adequate notice or appropriate authorization.