While some third-party debt collectors contact you to collect on legitimate debts, there are scammers who pretend to be collection agents to trick you into paying money for debts that have already been paid, canceled, or that don’t even exist. Were you pressured to pay a debt, and you now believe it may have been a scam?
If you think you or someone you know has experienced a debt collection scam, we recommend that you act immediately, by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover, and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity, using these resources and tools.