A Minneapolis-based company will pay $450,000 for refunds to thousands of Iowans enrolled in “membership programs” and charged monthly fees, in a settlement with Attorney General Tom Miller.  The refunds will go to Iowans charged through programs marketed by Sempris LLC or one of its predecessor companies, Damark International Inc. and Provell Inc. 


The membership programs include Budget Savers, Credit Radar, Essentials for Home, Smart Perks, Rewards, Vacation Passport, Value Access, and Value Plus.  Miller says the list of Iowans who will receive the checks will be released by Sempris. He says a postcard will alert those of checks to follow.