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Some Company Says They Can Make My Navient Student Loans Go Away

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Question: Dear Steve, I’ve read numerous articles and enjoy them thoroughly. Recently I came across an article that sounds very similar to my situation. Private student loan debt — I’m only assuming this is one of your favorite subjects. The article I read came to you from one of your readers, that they were approached to pay off their loan ... Read More »

    Is US Hardship Group Too Good to Be True? – Marie

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    Question: Dear Steve, I’m a believer that if it seems too good to be true, it’s usually not true. But because I am a co-signer to a large student loan, I thought I would run this letter past you. It seems like a scam, but I’d like a second opinion. I’ve attached the letter. Is the attached letter a scam? ... Read More »

      Should I Go With Student Loan Assistance Center for Help?

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      Question: Dear Steve, Student Loan Assistance Center SLAC said that they would help me with my student loans. I currently have $307,500 worth of them right at 50 when I checked myself. I currently don’t have a source of income, and I still have two children in the home. They wanted me to come up with $799 for a loan ... Read More »

        CFPB Targets Student Loan Assistance Advertising

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        Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent letters to search engines and asked them to beware of those companies offering up student loan assistance advertising. The letter said: “I am writing to alert Google that student debt relief scammers may be targeting student loan borrowers through the company’s search products. There are over 40 million Americans who collectively owe ... Read More »

          Should I Go With Student Loan Education Center To Help With My Loans?

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          “Dear Steve, I have about $18,000 in student loan debt. I recently was contacted by the Student Loan Education Center that said they were a third party company that was setting up consolidations for the US Dept of Education to consolidate my loans for a fee of $599. They said I qualified for an income based plan and then got ... Read More »

            Student Loan Service Managers Consumer Agreement Review

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            “Dear Steve, Can you look over this agreement Student Loan Service Managers Sent Me? Anonymous” Dear Anonymous, I’m happy to look over the agreement for you and give you some feedback. Keep in mind I am not a lawyer and can’t provide you with any legal feedback. All I can do is read it like a friend and point out ... Read More »

              I Saw a Commercial for Student Loan Debt Help. Are They Legit? – Katie

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              “Dear Steve, I saw a commercial with a website claiming to help with student loan debt. They listen a website and a phone number. The website was www.studentloansupport.us. Once I filled out a small questionnaire I was notified by phone from the company. A guy named Travis asked for some background info such as Name, where I work, if I ... Read More »

                I Gave My Student Loan FAFSA PIN to a Debt Help Company. Help! – Amy

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                “Dear Steve, I saw the link for StudentLoanSupport.us on Facebook and clicked on the link. All it asked for is my husband’s name, our state and phone number. Shortly after we were contacted by Craig with Student Loan Support. We put off the discussion until today when he called me (Amy) about my husband (David)’s loans. I was on the ... Read More »

                  Student Loan Relief Center is Trying to Sell Me Help

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                  “Dear Steve, I currently have my student loans consolidated under the Fedloan Servicing, under the graduate repayment plan, with my debt being $42,000. Recently the Student Loan Relief Center contacted me saying they can save me money by switching to them. I qualify for the income based repayment plan and they made it sound so enticing by saying I pay ... Read More »

                    I Gave StudentLoanServices.us My Social Security Number. – Anna

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                    “Dear Steve, I filled out the information on the website for Studentloanservices.us. They called me. We talked, wanted my PIN for my loan, I did not know what that was. Then she said to give my SS # and she could find the information that way. I am an idiot, I gave it to her. Then she told me what ... Read More »

                      I Feel Like I Made a Mistake Going With Student Loan Processing.us – Terry

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                      “Dear Steve, I have used student loan processing.us to help consolidate my student loans. Unfortunately, I didn’t do good enough research before, now I am stuck. Their payments and interest rates are higher than quoted and they did not tell me this before sending my loan info on to my new lender. Now they refuse to allow me to cancel ... Read More »

                        Are All Student Loan Assistance Companies a Scam?

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                        “Dear Steve, I am a bankruptcy attorney and looking to provide services to those with student loan problems, as well. You appear to believe most or all companies that help you with student loan issues are scams. Do you think there is any student loan service that can be provided to the public that is not a scam? I genuinely ... Read More »

                          Is American Student Assistance Really Who They Claim to Be?

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                          “Dear Steve, Thank you for the information you give. I wish I had found your site in 2004, before they made it impossible to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. One set of my student loans has been in unemployment deferment. It is set to come off of that on 5/16. I finally was able to get a part time job, ... Read More »

                            Is Federal Student Aid Relief for Real and Can Reduce My Student Loan Payments? – Kari

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                            “Dear Steve, I have been speaking with the Federal Student Aid Relief I havent signed or paid anything yet. I was hoping this was for real because I really need help. So this is a scam? What should I do? What company can help me with my loans because I am drowning.. Kari” Dear Kari, These student loan companies are ... Read More »

                              I Thought Student Debt Relief Studentdebtrelief.us Looked Legitimate?

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                              “Dear Steve, I was looking for refinancing and when I typed in student debt, this popped up. It looked like a legitimate company and I gave them all of my information including my fafsa pin. The name of the company is Studentdebtrelief.us. I gave them $260.00 and authorized them to take it out three times and then they said that ... Read More »

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