|Beware of collection scam|
Attorney General Bruning issued a consumer alert to warn Nebraskans about scam callers claiming to represent Nebraska law firms collecting outstanding debts.
“Be mindful if you receive a call demanding payment for an unfamiliar debt,” said Bruning. “Taking the time to ask questions might save you in the long run. Request information in writing and verify the debt is legitimate by contacting the agency directly with a trusted phone number. Don’t give out credit card information to unsolicited callers. And, never wire money or send prepaid debit cards to someone you don’t know.”
In the past 30 days, the Attorney General’s Mediation Center has received 26 Nebraska-based complaints regarding fraudulent debt collection calls. In addition, the Nebraska Bar Association has received reports of complaints from out-of-state consumers receiving scam calls from those claiming to represent Nebraska law firms.
For more information on scams and fraud, call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-727-6432 or visit www.ago.ne.gov.