CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office released this information about a furniture company that they say was taking money but not delivering the goods.
“North Carolina has long been known for its furniture industry, but sellers that don’t come through for consumers tarnish that reputation,” North Carolina Attorney General Asberry Cooper said. “The bottom line is that if you take people’s money for furniture, you need to deliver.”
“If Godfrey violates the order, he will owe $100,000 in civil penalties," said Cooper’s Office.
Godfrey filed for bankruptcy in July 2011 and dissolved the company in June of this year.
A total of 23 consumers filed complaints about Grand Furniture Gallery with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, and some of them were able to get their money back. The Better Business Bureau, which gave the company an “F” rating, also got numerous complaints about Grand Furniture Gallery.
Discount Furniture closed up shop earlier this summer without resolving some complaints.
Call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM to check out and company or file a complaint, or get tips on ordering furniture or file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov