BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A court-ordered refund is being sent to former members of Boston Sports Club. A state lawsuit claims the members were wrongfully charged or not able to cancel their membership during the coronavirus pandemic.
The lawsuit against BSC by the state of Massachusetts is ongoing, but Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office has been able to secure nearly $127,000 dollars in refunds.
“We’re getting what we can right now from the bankruptcy process. We’ve named the president; we’re pursuing other assets. We’re going to go hard to collect whatever we can,” Healey said.
According to Healey, 588 former customers who have filed claims will be getting their money back in a few weeks.
“BSC chose not to handle it that way. They chose to basically shutdown their call center, make it impossible for people to cancel their memberships. And, you know, just really swindle people, frankly,” Healey said.
Healey tweeted on Tuesday that "consumers who were wrongfully charged and submitted a claim to the Bankruptcy Court will receive a refund. You will receive a notification in the next week about the result of your claim, followed by an email with payment via virtual Mastercard."
Boston Sports Club has yet to respond to WBZ NewsRadio for comment.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports