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Published January 06, 2011, 08:44 AM

Allcare Dental Reimbursements Could Be Hard to Get

FARGO, ND (WDAY TV)-There is more bad news for customers of Allcare Dental and Denture. Not only did Allcare on 13th Avenue shut down suddenly this week, but customers who paid in advance may never see their money again.

FARGO, ND (WDAY TV)-There is more bad news for customers of Allcare Dental and Denture. Not only did Allcare on 13th Avenue shut down suddenly this week, but customers who paid in advance may never see their money again.

Parrell Grossman with the North Dakota Attorney General’s office Consumer division says getting money from a defunct entity like Allcare is very difficult.

The nation-wide chain shut down this week citing cash flow problems.

Grossman says he has received 15 complaints already with losses around $50,000 dollars, and he expects those numbers to rise.

He says the company can be prosecuted, investigated, even sued, but if there's no money customers will remain stranded.

“I think their conduct of the national organization was irresponsible if not illegal,” said Grossman. “I think they can be held accountable for that particular failure and their conduct, but if there aren't any monies available to take care of patients claims, there won't be any real benefit to consumers.”

Grossman wants to hear from you if you have a complaint against Allcare. You can call 800-472-2600.

Getting information from the company is next to impossible. Even its website is no longer operational.

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