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.