A Government Program that Pays Your Bills? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that people are approaching church goers, especially in African-American churches with claims that the government has a program to “pay your bills” with an up-front payment or processing fee. The scammers use the fact that the information about this “program” was spread at church to try to gain legitimacy.
The FTC warns that there is no government program that will pay your bills. There are legitimate government web sites that can help you if you are having trouble paying certain bills such as utilities or medical bills (https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills). These sites will not ask you to pay them!
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