Bogus Coupon Scheme Triggered Consumer Complaints Resulting in Lawsuit
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver District Court Judge has permanently barred Andre Shatyko (D.O.B. 01/01/86) and Alexander Kurdyukov (D.O.B. 04/18/87), and their companies, Seabreeze Air, LLC; Seabreeze Air; Quality Air; Quality Air “LLC”; and Fresh Air, LLC from advertising or performing air-duct cleaning services in Colorado. Using Groupon, LivingSocial and ValPak, Seabreeze offered services at low prices with no intention of honoring the advertised rate. The ruling brings to close a civil lawsuit filed last November by the Consumer Protection Section of the Attorney General’s Office.
“Consumers let us know there was a problem with this Seabreeze and after we investigated, it was clear that this company lied about its rates and capabilities,” said Attorney General Suthers. “Air-duct cleaning must be done correctly or dust and debris can be left or stirred up that can create a health hazard for homeowners,” explained Suthers.
Shatyko and Kurdyukov were ordered to pay the state $916,000 for charging more than they advertised and performing services that were often of little or no value. Under the agreed-upon order, it the state timely receives $150,000, the remainder of the $916,000 will be forgiven. The lawsuit is the result of the Attorney General’s ongoing efforts to combat air duct cleaning companies that misrepresent their prices and perform incomplete, unprofessional work that has the potential to cause damage to homes and incur health issues for residents.
With the change in seasons, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office warns the public to be wary of air-duct cleaning companies whose promises seem too good to be true. If a scam is suspected, the public is encouraged to file complaints with the Office’s Consumer Protection Section by calling 800-222-4444 or clicking: www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaints.
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