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Attorney General Madigan Consumer Alert: Don’t Fall for Tobacco Master Settlement Scams

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—July 7, 2017.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinois residents to beware of an online scam that falsely claims consumers can receive funding under a settlement with the tobacco industry that is overseen by Madigan and attorneys general across the country.

Madigan’s office is receiving an increase in calls from consumers who report receiving emails or seeing online advertisements touting consumers’ ability to receive payments under the settlement. Madigan said the settlement does not provide consumer restitution and people should not respond to the solicitations.

“Individuals are not eligible to receive payments under the tobacco settlement . . .

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