Graduates With Student Loans Falling Victim To Scams

Graduates With Student Loans Falling Victim To Scams


HOW IT COULD COST YOU A LOT OF MONEY. THOSE AND MORE AT SIX. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THESE DAYS THE AVERAGE COLLEGE GRADUATE LEAVES SCHOOL WITH MORE THAN $30,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT. KENNETH TEMPERATURES US THE EFFORT TO GET THEM PAID OFF HAS MANY FALLING VICTIM TO SCAMS. MANY OF THIS YEAR’S COLLEGE GRADUATES NOW FACE THE CHALLENGE OF PAYING OFF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STUDENT LOANS. IT HAS CONARTISTS AND DISHONEST COMPANIES TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE. I’M CALLING IN REFERENCE TO YOUR FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN. I NEED TO DISCUSS REPAYMENT OPTIONS. IF YOU COULD BE SURE TO GIVE ME A CALL BACK. Reporter: THE BBB SAID THERE’S AN UP TICK IN STUDENT LOAN SCAMS RIGHTS NOW. PEOPLE, FAMILIES ARE BEING CONTACTED BY TEXT, BY VOICEMAIL, BY E-MAIL AND THEY ARE GIVEN THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY SEEMINGLY. WE CAN GET RID OF YOUR STUDENT LOAN DEBT. Reporter: MANY OF THESE OFFERS CHARGE A FEE, THEN NEVER DELIVER. ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR MONEY UP FRONT. THAT’S YOUR RED FLAG. Reporter: ALONG WITH THAT, OTHER RED FLAGS INCLUDE PROMISES FOR LOAN FORGIVENESS, REQUESTS FOR PERSONAL DATA OR DEMANDS YOU ACT NOW. IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT NOT TO SHARE YOUR FSA ACCOUNT ID. THE ID NUMBERS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY CAN GO INTO THE FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN DATABASE AND GET THE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR LOAN. Reporter: STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TRY AND CONSOLIDATE THEIR LOANS CAN VISIT THE GOVERNMENT SITE STUDENT AID.ED.GOV. OPTIONS THAT COULD HELP YOU BETTER MANAGE PAYING OFF THE LOANS. KENNETH CRAIG. CBS NEWS NEW YORK. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN

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