This is to cover the filing process and the administration of the funds. The fiduciary responsibility of being the trustee is onerous and needs to be handled diligently. The real work starts once funds are received and the funds need to be dispersed to multiple parties.
We don’t ask for any money in advance other than a one-off $10 admin fee to cover the cost of envelopes, printing and postage. (See here for further instructions on this.)
If you’re contacted by anyone posing as us asking for money in advance or offering investments in crypto etc. it’s a scam. Telegram is rife with fraudsters. We do our best to eliminate them but they are relentless.