CT Attorney General Tong warns of potential student loan scams

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is warning the public about the possible rise in student loan scams.

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2023, 11:56 PM

Updated 314 days ago

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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is warning the public about the possible rise in student loan scams.
The Supreme Court recently shut down President Joe Biden's multi-billion-dollar student loan forgiveness plan.
Millions of people were already approved for up to $20,000 in relief.
Tong says with all the media attention, scammers could use this blow as bait, saying in part, "Scammers are seeking to exploit this moment with a barrage of misleading robocalls and texts. Do not be fooled. The federal government will never pressure you for immediate payment over the phone or text message."
The call or text message claims to be from a "student loan forgiveness center" or a "state forgiveness center." The caller asks for your Federal Student Aid ID, bank account number or credit card information.


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