How can you tell if you’re dealing with a debt relief scammer? Because they ask you to pay them before they do anything for you.
Scammers try to take advantage of those dealing with debt – but there’s legitimate help out there.
If you decide to work with a debt relief service, remember that a legitimate debt relief company won’t make you pay up front. That’s illegal.
Read the whole article from the Federal Trade Commission here - https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/06/signs-debt-relief-scam