Albany, NY (WIBX) - State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning residents about mortgage scammers. 

Schneiderman says his office has learned of a new scam where phone solicitors claim to be able to provide assistance related to the recent national mortgage settlement between states and major banks.

Schneiderman says these phonies are really only interested in your personal information, like bank account numbers.

He urges residents to ignore such calls and instead go to a new state website aimed at providing New Yorkers with additional information on the mortgage settlement and how they can get help.