Attorney general sues, says scams targeted Polish community

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Illinois' attorney general is suing a company for allegedly operating debt relief and mortgage rescue scams that targeted the Chicago area's sizable Polish community - allegedly bilking more than a dozen customers out of $300,000.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the Omega Business Center company solicited customers through print and radio ads in the Polish community. They promised to help reduce mortgages and lower credit card debt. But they allegedly charged upfront fees for the services -- services that never happened.