RALEIGH (WTVD) --The company promised to restored antiques, but instead the NC Attorney General's Office says the business repeatedly failed to complete the work or return the goods to consumers. Now, the company and its owner are temporarily banned from operating in the state.
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Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens signed a temporary restraining order against Antiquities Vending Company and its owner Alan Huffman. According to the order, Huffman cannot advertise or collect payments from NC consumers for antique restoration work. Huffman also cannot take advance payments for machine restoration work in the state.
READ THE ENTIRE ORDER HERE (.PDF)
READ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S COURT FILING HERE (.PDF)
Since 2012, the AG's office said it received nearly 50 complaints against Huffman. Customers from across the country say they gave Huffman money, but couldn't get him to do the work despite countless promises from Huffman that it would get done.
Any North Carolina consumer who hired Antiquities Vending without receiving their property or a refund is encouraged to file a complaint with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. Help is available toll-free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. Consumers can also file a complaint online at ncdoj.gov.
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