Scammers use court records website to prey on Arkansas debtors


Scammers from out of state are preying on central Arkansans who are drowning in debt. 

An investigator of these types of cases tracked down how they’re doing it.

“It’s pretty bad,” said Athena Pettingill. “There’s a lot of money involved there.”

Pettingill, who’s been in this business for 13 years, found the scammers’ source is CourtConnect, a popular court records website.

It’s a free resource for the public, but she said it’s costing a handful of victims thousands of dollars. 

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