In Your Corner: Scammers pose as charity

EL RENO, OK – Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is warning residents about scam artists targeting Oklahomans desperate to get out of debt.

Here’s how the scam works; the caller claims he’s participating in a debt elimination program for people with debt of $5,000 or more.

He then demands personal information such as income, birth date and social security number.

Legal Aid tells In Your Corner the program simply doesn’t exist and the non-profit law firm will never initiate a call to a client.

There’s a second scam where the caller targets victims of the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

He makes them believe they’re eligible for big cash settlements and expedited benefits for a fee.

The caller is really after your personal information.

Oklahoma’s Attorney General controls benefits.

In order to find out if you are eligible for any benefits from the foreclosure settlement, you must contact the Attorney General’s Office.