The debt settlement industry is becoming huge day by day. New people are entering the debt settlement industry for relief and profits. Some years back when this industry was at its peak; this industry was struck with a setback. This happened because those perusing careers and business in this industry did not have clean intent and they ended up becoming negative for the industry.When the industry was at its peeked and a lot of profit was visible for the corporate people. Many new settlement agencies opened up. These agencies have little or no knowledge of the industry they were in the industry for the profits and they wanted to make these profits with illegal activities. The illegal activities they conducted to make profits include cheating with the clients. The companies started attracting more and more debtors who were facing liability issues with the aid of persuasive advertisement. They were even accepting those people who were not even eligible to use this method.After charging them heavy amount of fees; they ran away and vanished in thin air as if they never existed; there was no sign of them. They did so without producing any services for their clients. Many were even known for conducting illegal activities such as manipulation of the rights of the lenders; they conducted this activity to make their name in the industry and to get the best deals this industry has to offer. These activities were not at all helpful for their clients; instead their clients were sued for the activities conduct by their settlement agencies. When the consumers turned back to their settlement agencies for question; they could not find even a pebble of the firm they had hired.This was a lot of negative promotion for the settlement industry and people started disliking the industry and this industry was no longer helpful. People said that this industry was built to cheat with innocent Americans instead of helping them.The government noticed the downfall of this industry and decided to protect this industry from coming to end. They issued a law stating that a consumer cannot be charged any fees until they have been provided with the promised services. This rule helped the industry a lot and a lot of fake and illegal companies had to leave the industry. The industry is once again moving in the positive direction and many people are gaining help from this industry.