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Did This Student Loan Relief Company Just Put Out the Worst Ad Ever?

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A reader and tipster sent in the image below of an advertisement they saw on Facebook. They said, “Check out the attached Facebook ad – they are implying that their website,, which redirects to Streamline Student Loan, is a part of the College Affordability Act. They also claim in the same ad that “EVERYONE” qualifies for forgiveness, and to ... Read More »

    Federal Student Loan Notice Mailer Review

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    An amazing reader Alicia sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Alicia received a mailer from good old postal permit 1297 in Sacramento, California which promises some amazing student loan benefits including total loan forgiveness. The outsides of the mailer does not say who the sender actually is and my opinion is it ... Read More »

      It’s Official Now, Student Loan Assistance is the New Debt Settlement

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      This week has been a big week for the student loan assistance niche. Not only were groups like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal publishing articles about this vertical but a tipster (send in your tips here) just pointed out the Scott Law Group in Washington State is on the hunt for harmed consumers. And let’s not forget ... Read More »

        Student Loan Rescue Offers Draw Growing Concern and AG Suit

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        Just recently more press has appeared about the growing market of student loan assistance companies. One article even said, “For the debt settlement industry, all this means a tantalizing gold mine of new customers. “Your entire student loan can be forgiven,” Broadsword Student Advantage of Carrollton, Texas, boasts in radio ads. Debt settlement companies, which offer to help borrowers lower ... Read More »

          Deaf Reader Sends in Student Aid Center Transcript

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          An apparent deaf reader sent in the following TTY transcript of a sales pitch from Student Aid Center. It appears the group is charging the deaf consumer a total fee of about $14,000 ($199 x 3 plus $56 per month for 240 months) for a service the consumer could get for free directly from the Department of Education. If that’s ... Read More »

            New York Goes After Companies Offering Student Loan Assistance

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            Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that his newly established Student Protection Unit took its first official action by issuing subpoenas to 13 student debt relief companies as part of an investigation into concerns about potentially misleading advertising, improper fees, and other consumer protection problems in that industry. In particular, the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Student Protection Unit is ... Read More »

              Student Loan Assistance Insider Blows the Whistle to Warn Consumers


              I’ve been critical of the wave of student loan assistance companies that are exploding on the scene. Some of these companies are charging huge fees for items the consumer can do themselves. The statement below comes from someone who claimed to work inside one of these companies. The company name is less important than the issues they raise about the ... Read More »

                Student Loan Assistance Center Marketing Mailer – I Buy Junk Mail

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                Susan sent in the following mailer to me from a generic sounding company, Student Loan Assistance Center. She also noticed the letter had the same Judy Pratt signature as other debt relief mailers have. The last one I covered was from the Debt Reduction Department. Click here. For those who may not know, I Buy Junk Mail so be sure ... Read More »

                  CFPB Takes Student Loan Problems Seriously

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                  Rohit Chopra is not only the Assistant Director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but also the Student Loan Ombudsman there. As an example of how slow government can work at times is the slow pace of solutions for people facing private student loan debt. Currently options are limited and without any long term payment reduction solutions like those available ... Read More »

                    USAvsDEBT, USDC Student Loan Services and Student Loan Consolidation Center Signup


                    The Association for Student Loan Relief has shared new member flocking to the association focused on selling student loan relief services to consumers. Current members include AP Student Loan Relief, Action Financial,, Student Loan Consolidation Center, American Student Loan Consolidators, US Student Loan Services, USAvsDebt, USDC Student Loan Services, Frontline Debt Services. – Source As always, for consumers who ... Read More »

                      Misleading Student Loan Mailer to Watch Out For From Student Loan Servicing Center

                      Student Loan Servicing Center Mailer

                      A consumer just submitted a complaint about Student Loan Servicing Center and included a mailer they received. I wanted to review the mailer for you and show you all the items that raised my concern. It’s worth discussing these items so you can be more aware of what marketing messages you may receive so you can evaluate them. If you ... Read More »

                        Disturbing Student Loan Client Services Mailer to Watch Out For


                        A reader has just sent in a mailer they received from an entity called Student Loan Client Services. Talk about a generic name. The mailer, which appears to pretend to be an official government mailer, and was sent from postal permit 1297 in Sacramento, California. The reader sent in the new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail ... Read More »

                          Tell Me About US Student Loan Services


                          A new debt relief company selling student loan debt help has come across my desk. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve used their service or have been through the sales presentation. The company is US Student Loan Services and is on the web at When new companies like this appear I’m really interested in your feedback on ... Read More »

                            Association for Student Loan Relief Forms. Game On.


                            For companies interested in selling student loan debt relief it appears a new organization has formed, led by noted debt relief attorney Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder. The group, Association for Student Loan Relief (AFSLR) is holding their first meeting in Las Vegas on December 12, 2013 at Mandalay Bay. Early sponsors of the association are listed as Greenspoon Marder, ... Read More »

                              Consumer Assistance Project Agreement for Student Loan Services – Review


                              Yesterday I had a consumer complaint and a story about Consumer Assistance Project, a company claiming to offer student loan elimination services. After writing my story I received a copy of a consumer agreement that was sent to them by Consumer Assistance Project. What follows is a plain language review of what the agreement says. And this one is a ... Read More »

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