I have just been contacted by a collection agency (though the person I am talking to is doing every verbal gymnastic to avoid that term). I asked if I could receive a hardcopy of any payment arrangement we negotiate and he told me no, and only after I pay off this loan do will I receive anything.
That sounds fishy, if not illegal - am I correct?
1 Answer from Attorneys
There are a lot of scam artists out there who will tell you that they work as debt collectors for a creditor of yours and want you to pay them. If you pay them, they will run off with your money and none of it will go towards the debt. Get the company's name and call the original party owed the money and ask if they hired this company to collect upon the debt. If the original company does not know who these people are, then call the police.