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Tobacco Master Settlement deceptive promotion reported

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Friday, June 16, 2017 02:50 pm

Attorney General Curtis Hill warns Hoosiers to beware of deceptive promotions implying residents may receive payments under the terms of the Tobacco Master Settlement, according to a news release.

Indiana Legislature directs settlement funds to state agencies and not to individuals. The online promotion urges residents to sign up for payments through Money Map Press, and once consumers agree to pay for more information, sponsors of the promotion provide them with information about tobacco revenue bonds.

When consumers ente their information, they are billed $5 for the first month and $99 for a yearly subscription fee, which is difficult to cancel once the billing information has been entered.

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