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A friend told me that US labor dept was giving out funds to help low income people. They say you have to pay a batch fee in order to receive the money, for imstance if you want $50,000 then you need to send in $500. Is this true or is it another scam?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Alabama

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

None yet. I was provided a number to call

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes. This info is circling through facebook messenger

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How did the friend contact you about this? Was it via social media, such as Facebook?

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