Loan Forgiveness Scams
Malicious actors may send you communications in the form of Emails, Phone Calls, or Text Messages saying that you qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness, Financial Aid opportunities, or other similar offers. These offers generally provide vague information and generally do not include verbiage about Weber State or any personalized information about the student they are contacting. Many of these scams also have a tone of urgency and use terms like, "Enrollments are first come, first serve", or "Act immediately, call now!".
If you received one of these messages, DO NOT give out any personal information. Immediately report the message as phishing and delete it. If you choose to do so, you can also submit a complaint to the Federal Student Aid website so they can take note of the scam: https://studentaid.gov/feedback-center/.
If you are unsure about the legitimacy of the message that you received, before taking any action, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think you are being scammed, act fast and pursue one or all of the following options:
- Contact your federal loan servicer to make sure no unwanted actions were taken on your loans (or to revoke any authorization agreement that your servicer has on file).
- Contact your bank or credit card company to stop all payments to the company that is scamming you.
- Submit a complaint to Federal Student Aid.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- File a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
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