gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Tuesday December 12th
Consumers Beware of Deceptive Promotions
Friday Jun 16, 2017 3:02pm
Indianapolis, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers not to fall for deceptive promotions implying that individual Indiana citizens may receive payments under the terms of the Tobacco Master Settlement.

In fact, the Indiana legislature directs the use of those settlement funds for state agencies -- and none of the money goes to individual payments.

Specifically, Hoosiers should beware a pitch inviting them to sign up for such payments through Money Map Press. This online promotion attempts to entice Hoosiers by indicating they could be eligible to receive cash under terms of the settlement. In reality, once consumers agree to pay for more information, the sponsors of the promotion simply provide them information about tobacco revenue bonds.

The website asks for consumers’ billing and payment information to subscribe to a monthly report in order to gain more information. After consumers enter their information, they are billed $5 for the first month of the subscription and then an additional $99 as a yearly subscription fee.

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division (CPD) encourages individuals to avoid signing up for this subscription -- which may prove difficult to cancel once the subscriber has entered his or her billing information. As always, the CPD reminds Hoosiers to make sure the websites they are using are legitimate and credible sites. Residents should be especially wary whenever prompted to sign up for any sort of subscriber list that may request personal and sensitive information.

Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General if they believe they have been scammed. You can reach the CPD by visiting IndianaConsumer.com or calling 1-800-382-5516.

(12-12-2017) • Business After Hours Planned for Thursday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Community Foundation, 1701 N. Wayne Street • Angola, IN
(12-12-2017) • Cause Of Monday House Fire Unknown
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-12-2017) • Portions of Whitley County Were in the Dark
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Whitley County, IN
(12-12-2017) • Two Vehicle Crash Send Both Drivers to the Hospital
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana, IN
(12-12-2017) • Gas Prices Moving Lower
(12-12-2017) • Trine Promotes Two in Campus Operations
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-12-2017) • Winter Storm Warring Now Issued For Area
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(12-11-2017) • Man Accused of Abducting & Killing Northwest Ohio Woman in Court
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wauseon, OH
(12-11-2017) • Aaron Loffer arraigned in Branch County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(12-11-2017) • Bipartisan rankings Senate
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Washington, DC
(12-11-2017) • Michigan Woman Arrested in Indiana Meth Bust
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(12-11-2017) • Angola High School Makes the Honor Roll
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: MSD of Steuben County • Angola, IN
(12-11-2017) • Winter Storm Watch Issued
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(12-08-2017) • SCCF Announces 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Community Foundation • Angola, IN
(12-08-2017) • Late Friday Morning Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 2520 West 100 North • Angola, IN
(12-08-2017) • Defiance College Showcases Handel's Messiah
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance, OH
(12-08-2017) • Steuben County's Liechty Elected to IACC District Office
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Commissioners Office • Angola, IN
(12-08-2017) • Thursday Night Power Outage
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-07-2017) • Rathburn Named as Steuben County Community Foundation Lilly Scholar
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Prairie Heights Community Schools • LaGrange, IN
(12-07-2017) • Snow Showers A Reminder To Get Ready For Winter
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(12-07-2017) • New High School Graduation Requirements for Hoosier Students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(12-07-2017) • Trine Developing Physical Therapy Assistant Program
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University
(12-07-2017) • Defiance Hospital Has New Leadership
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance Regional Hospital • Defiance, OH
(12-07-2017) • Steuben County Plan Commission Reviews Petitions
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-07-2017) • Cameron Working with Claimaid to Provide Eligibilty Services
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Cameron Hospital, 416 E. Maumee Street • Angola, IN
(12-06-2017) • More Jobs Coming to a Northwest Ohio Manufacturer
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Montpelier, OH
(12-06-2017) • Area Fire Department Rated Among Top 2%
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bryan, OH
(12-06-2017) • Trine Class of 2017 sees 99% Employed; More Working in Region
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-06-2017) • Michigan Attorney General Investigating Branch Co. Prosecutor
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(12-06-2017) • Quincy Police Chief Resigns
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(12-06-2017) • Stroh Man Jailed on Warrant in Noble County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(12-05-2017) • Fremont Inducting First Round to Hall of Fame this Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont Community Schools • Fremont, IN
(12-05-2017) • Four Vehicle Crash in Whitley County Injures Two
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Whitley County, IN
(12-05-2017) • LaGrange County Commissioners Hold Brief Meeting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN






pfc

businesses