Student Loan Forgiveness Call
The student loan forgiveness program is a great way to help people who have been struggling with their loans. It’s available only to people who work in public service jobs and qualify for federal student loan forgiveness. The IRS will notify you if your taxes are eligible for this benefit, but scammers might try to take advantage of that notification by calling you trying to get your information. So here’s what you need to know:
Caller says they have student loan forgiveness on their taxes, and they just got a call from somebody who offered to help them. The caller doesn’t know who this person is.
Caller: I have this student loan forgiveness on my taxes, and I got a call from somebody who said they could help me with my student loans.
Advisor: That’s great!
Caller: But I don’t know anything about them. They said the IRS sent them to me? But I never saw anything from the IRS like that before.
Advisor: They might not be the same thing. The IRS might have sent you a notice that they were going to send someone out to help you with your student loans, but they don’t actually do that – they only collect taxes.
Caller shares that they’re worried they’re being scammed by the person who called them.
Caller: “I just got a call from someone who said they are from the IRS and that I was eligible for student loan forgiveness on my taxes. I don’t know if this is a scam or not, but I’m worried about it.”
You: “That’s completely understandable given the recent wave of scams going around. However, you may have actually been contacted by legitimate people.”
Caller: “Oh really? Are you sure?”
You: “Yes! You’re not alone in receiving these calls and many people are calling us to find out what’s going on with them”
Caller shares the phone number that called them.
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“So, I can trust this person who called me?” You: “I’m glad you asked. The IRS has recently said these calls are legitimate and if you have received one, it’s most likely not a scam. However, the agency also warns that you should take precautions to ensure your personal information is safe.” Caller: “What do I need to do?” You: “If they ask for bank account numbers or personal information over the phone, tell them you’re uncomfortable giving out that
Caller shares that their job has something to do with the loan forgiveness but doesn’t go into detail.
In summary, the caller is a student loan advisor or specialist. They are not clear on the specifics of their job but it appears to be related to student loan forgiveness.
Caller was wondering if there was a way to find out if he’s being scammed.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and demanding money, it’s a scam.
The IRS will never ask anyone over the phone for their personal information, such as their Social Security number or date of birth. They also won’t make threats of jail time or legal action if you don’t pay up right away.
If you get a call that sounds like it could be an official government agency asking for your personal information, don’t give it out—call the real organization directly and check on their legitimacy before giving out any information! The Department of Education (1-800-848-0979) and Federal Trade Commission (1-877-382-4357) both have dedicated lines where they can help answer questions about what’s happening with student loans. Other useful organizations include: Better Business Bureau (BBB), local police departments, state attorneys general offices or attorney generals’ offices at www.naagwgbkdvztcdgkljknhcxmqoqfydztveiyrlrmpbkbijjfsudyasdfysvihyp?tf=false&cc=us
be on alert for student loan scammers
Be on alert for student loan scammers. They can call you pretending to be from the IRS, or they may be working with a company that calls you.
Scammers may also pretend to be from a student loan company or a company that helps you with student loans.
I want to talk about how I got my job as a student loan advisor. I’m not sure if that’s what you really wanted but it’s what came to mind when reading your question. First off, I think it’s important for everyone to understand what a student loan advisor is and how they can help you out in this crazy college-debt worldIf someone calls you claiming to be from the IRS and asks for money, hang up. The IRS won’t call you asking for personal information or money directly. You can report suspicious activity by calling 1-800-366-4484..
Thanks for listening. If you’re worried about being scammed by a student loan scammer, we recommend that you take some time to do some research and find out if the information they’re giving you is real. There are plenty of resources online that can help educate people on how to avoid scams like this one!