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Indiana AG announces $300K to offer counseling for consumers with debt issues

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced a $300,000 grant to help Indiana Legal Services offer debt counseling. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced a $300,000 grant to help Indiana Legal Services offer debt counseling.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Help is on the way for Hoosiers buried by debt.

On Wednesday Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced a $300,000 grant that will help Indiana Legal Services offer debt counseling.

The non-profit offers free counseling and other services to thousands of Hoosiers every year who are struggling to stay afloat between fears of mortgage foreclosure and other debt.

Zoeller also warned how to avoid becoming a target of scammers trying to take advantage of people in trouble financially: "check to see if someone is bonded if they're going to help with your mortgage. Check to see whether they've been rated by my office and Better Business Bureau; also check to make sure you never pay money upfront to someone who's offering credit services. 

The grant money comes from a settlement with Chase Bank over alleged unlawful debt collection practices. 

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