Unused RadioShack gift cards can be turned into cash

Radio Shack filing for bankruptcy.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) — If you are holding on to an unused RadioShack gift card, you may be entitled to a refund.

RadioShack filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office announced a settlement Thursday that ensured that those who paid for RadioShack gift cards received “priority” status in the bankruptcy proceedings and asks that they receive a full reimbursement.

The settlement was joined by 23 other states, including Ohio, and the District of Columbia.

Consumers may file claims online at www.oldradioshackgiftcard.com or call 844-794-3477.

“We felt this was the best possible outcome for consumers who paid money for gift cards that would have otherwise been worthless,” Kane said.

The refunds will be issued for gift cards purchased from RadioShack, the RadioShack website or any of its authorized sellers. Cards acquired in any other way will not be treated as a priority claim, meaning those claimants may not receive payment, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s office.

The Attorney General cautioned that no one associated with the settlement would contact claimants to ask for personal or financial information, or to request any payment. Consumers asked for such information or payments should be wary of potential scams and refuse those requests.

Those with questions about the settlement may call the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555.

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