Warning: Don't be a Victim of Legal Aid Scams

 

  • WARNING: Some organizations are using the name Legal Aid to sell do-it-yourself legal kits for a profit, usually between $175 to $300 or more. The kit usually does not meet the requirements of the Kansas courts and is useless.

    Other organizations are promising to move you up on the Legal Aid waiting list for a fee.

    Please be aware that Kansas Legal Services will never ask you for payment for do-it-yourself legal kits, to move your place in line, to speed up your case, for legal fees or other expenses.

    Kansas Legal Services may ask you to pay a filing fee with the court and a service fee to have your documents served on the opposing party but you will not be asked to pay for any other services associated with your case.

    YOU WILL NEVER BE ASKED TO MAKE A PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE NOR BE ASKED FOR SENSITIVE BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

    If you believe you have been the victim of this scam please report the incident along with the name of the person you spoke to, the name of the company, the telephone number, the amount you were asked to pay and what you were to receive in exchange for payment to

  • Kansas Legal Services, (800) 723-6953 and/or the Kansas Bar Association, (785) 234-5696. 

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