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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Turn smoking war to poor

state governments began using some of that money for purposes other than smoking cessation and related health care. That money will dissipate as the agreement ends over the next decade. Pennsylvania should rededicate the fund to anti-smoking efforts and
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jun 17, 2017 14:17
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Beware Scams Promising Payouts From Tobacco Settlement

These ads are just a big, fat scam. Attorneys general for Washington state, California, Nevada, and West Virginia have all issued warnings recently about the online scam, which offers consumers “guaranteed” tax-free payments of $2,300 every month from th
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jun 17, 2017 15:39
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[California] Attorney General Becerra: Beware Of Tobacco Scam Circulating On Internet

The scam suggests individuals can sign up to receive payments under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. This is false, as individuals are not entitled to receive payments under the Agreement, which is between state governments and tobacco companies.
California Attorney General's Office
added Jun 17, 2017 15:37
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[Washington] New scam targets tobacco users

People in our state are getting peppered with claims that they can sign up to receive their share of a tobacco lawsuit settlement...The catch is, to learn how to claim a settlement, consumers must buy a subscription that costs up to $129.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 16, 2017 13:44
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[South Dakota] Jackley issues caution about tobacco settlement money scam

Attorney General Marty Jackley is cautioning South Dakota residents about what he says are deceptive advertisements regarding a nearly 20-year-old settlement with tobacco companies.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 15, 2017 19:31
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[Washington] ‘This is a scam’: AG warns of fake tobacco settlement solicitation

Washington state residents are getting peppered with claims that they can sign up to receive their share of tobacco lawsuit settlement, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. “This is a scam,” Tuesday’s news release bluntly reads.
The Olympian (WA)
added Jun 14, 2017 13:42
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[Washington] ROBISON: Don't fall for the tobacco scam

The online advertisements say that consumers can receive “guaranteed” tax-free payments of $2,300 every month – forever. However, in order to learn how to supposedly claim a portion of the tobacco settlement, consumers need to purchase a subscription tha
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Jun 15, 2017 00:02
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[Washington] CONSUMER ALERT: AG FERGUSON WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT DECEPTIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ADVERTISEMENTS

numerous inquiries about advertisements telling consumers that they can sign up to receive payments from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. This is a scam...The order form asks consumers for their personal information and a credit card number. The A
Office of the Attorney General (WA)
added Jun 14, 2017 13:45
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[North Carolina] GUIGNARD: My Turn: We ought to thank smokers

So it may be the Golden Leaf Foundation is handing the money to these local schools. But the money comes indirectly from the poor, local cigarette smokers, and who is telling them thank you?
Gaston (NC) Gazette
added Jun 11, 2017 20:42
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[West Virginia] Attorney General Morrisey Alerts Consumers to Misleading Tobacco Settlement Promotion

The end goal involves a pitch for consumers to buy a subscription to a monthly report in order to learn more. Subscribers are charged approximately $5 for the first month and $100 for a one-year subscription. It is difficult to cancel once an individual
West Virginia Attorney General
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11
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