The attorney general in Kansas recently made headlines when he warned residents in the state of a possible scam involving fraudulent debt collectors.


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced last week that a group calling itself National Credit Solutions has been posing as a debt collection agency and contacting people by phone or email. Schmidt said that the group called people and told them that they owed late fees at a Hollywood Video store and that the account had been given to them to collect the debt.

"This appears to be a scam," Schmidt said. "Consumers should not pay or give any information to this organization over the telephone. Instead, they should gather whatever information they can about the alleged debt and the caller and then report that to our office."

People all over the country have been trying to collect money in fraudulent ways. A federal jury in New York recently convicted Richard E. Ulloa on seven counts of mail fraud and faces a maximum of 20 years behind bars, the Times-Herald Record reports.