2013-01-03 / Community

Tribe warns of scam

SAULT STE. MARIE – The recent authorization of the Cobell v. Salazar Settlement have created some scams in the area. The class action lawsuit, claimed the federal government violated its duties by mismanaging trust accounts and individual Indian trust lands.

Most of those affected by the settlement are members of federally-recognized tribes west of the Mississippi River. Although possible, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is advising members that it is extremely unlikely a Sault Tribe member is a beneficiary.

They are warning members to not respond to correspondence asking to provide information for the settlement, as these are likely scams to obtain personal information.

For more information on the settlement, contact (800) 961-6109, or email info@IndianTrust.com.

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