Tennessee readers who have been faced with overwhelming debt know how hard it can be to find a solution. People who have struggled with significant debt are familiar with the repeated calls, not only from creditors but from companies offering debt relief or consolidation. In some cases, predatory debt relief companies initially promise free or low-cost assistance, but eventually charge the borrower over $1,000, making their financial situation even worse and offering little or no help.
With as many people as there are across Tennessee and the entire country struggling to pay their bills, it's no surprise that there are bad actors out there trying to take advantage of a bad situation. The story of what happened to one Tennessee woman should serve as a warning sign to others about what and who to avoid when you're trying to pay off your debts.