Most Active Stories
- Montgomery may ban smoking, Sirius-XM settlement
- Governor Bentley Challenges Legislators to Lead on Budget Crisis
- Alabama GOP Chief: "No Third term," Airbus is hiring
- Tough State Budget Choices, and an Eating detector for the holidays?
- High School Graduation rate improves, Montgomery "no smoking" ban
Fri November 22, 2013
Ala. AG Warns About Possible Black Farmers Scam
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is warning about a possible scam in a case by black farmers who sued over discrimination claims.
Strange says people should be wary of anyone offering to help file claims in the farmers' lawsuit involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Strange says he's concerned about reports that black farmers are being told that for a fee someone can help them participate in the discrimination lawsuit.
The lawsuit resulted in more than $1 billion being offered to settle claims by black farmers that the USDA discriminated against them.
Strange says the deadline to file a claim was more than a year ago.
The attorney general says anyone worried about possible scammers can contact the attorney general's Consumer Protection Section at 1-800-392-5658.