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Student loan scammers are circling. Keep them at bay

K. Michelle Grajales
With the recent announcement of the one-time federal student loan debt relief plan, we knew scammers were on their way. Well, they’re here. The application for debt relief is rolling out any day now
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Got student loans? Spot scams related to the Sweet lawsuit

Terri Miller
If you have student loans, you probably already know about the US Department of Education’s (ED’s) borrower defense loan forgiveness program. But did you know about a lawsuit and proposed settlement
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Limited waiver for student loan forgiveness ends October 31

Terri Miller
Do you have federal student loans? Have you worked in public service (for a government agency, the military, or a non-profit organization)? If so, find out whether you’re eligible for the Public
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Scammers are offering student loan (un)forgiveness

Terri Miller
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another extension of the student loan payment pause. This time the pause runs through December 31, 2022. That news puts student loans back in the
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Did you get a payday loan from AMG? You might get a refund

Andrew Rayo
Today, the FTC is sending out a second round of refunds to some of the people affected by a major payday lending scheme operated by AMG Services, Inc. that used names like 500FastCash, OneClickCash
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FTC says credit repair operation was a scam

Seena Gressin
If your credit isn’t as good as you’d like, a company that promises to boost your credit score by hundreds of points in as little as 45 days might seem like the perfect answer. That’s the result that
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Give yourself some credit (reports)

Seena Gressin
During Financial Literacy Month, we’ve focused on steps to protect your money by spotting and avoiding scams. But here’s another important way to help protect your wallet: regularly check your credit
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FTC says credit repair operation fleeced its clients

Seena Gressin
The last thing people who turned to Alex Miller Credit Repair for help needed was to end up in worse financial shape than when they began. But, according to a lawsuit the Department of Justice filed
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College students: We want to hear from you

Amy Hebert
If you’re a college student, or a student in a vocational or certificate program, there are scams that specifically target you. This National Consumer Protection Week, we’ve been focused on how scams
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This NCPW, help reach every community

Jennifer Leach
We know scammers target people everywhere. So this National Consumer Protection Week, we’re focusing on how fraud affects every community. In blog posts and events this week, we’ll highlight scams
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Join these NCPW events next week

Ari Lazarus
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2022 is coming up next week, and we hope you’ll join some of the virtual events. NCPW is a time when the FTC joins with local, state, and national partners to
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DeVry students, read this

John D. Jacobs
If you went to DeVry, you might have already gotten money back from the FTC. That’s thanks to a 2016 FTC settlement with the school over allegations that it didn’t tell the truth about how likely it
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The top frauds of 2021

Bridget Small
Every year, people report fraud, identity theft, and bad business practices to the FTC and its law enforcement partners. In 2021, 5.7 million people filed reports and described losing more than $5.8