How will the Discover order handle refunds?
As a result of today’s order, Discover will pay approximately $200 million in restitution to more than 3.5 million consumers.
How will consumers be refunded?
Anyone affected by this order will automatically receive a credit to their account, or, if they’re no longer a Discover customer, they’ll receive a check in the mail or have any outstanding balance reduced by the amount of the refund.
Consumers don’t need to take any further action to receive their credit or check.
If you have questions about whether you are entitled to a refund, please contact Discover.
As with any time large numbers of consumers get refunds, scammers sometimes pop up. Watch out for anyone who tries to charge you, tries to get you to disclose your personal information, or asks you to cash a check and send a portion to a third party in order to “claim your refund.” It’s a scam. Call us at (855) 411-CFPB.