My boyfriend just paid them 1200 bucks and it seems super suspicious. Did he get scammed? He was trying to get his loans put of default. I was shocked by how fast they talked and he signed up... he usually does his research. Seems strange and I'm super worried.
If his loan is in default, it would be handled by one of the contracted debt collection agencies. See this list here: Federal Student Loan Debt Collection Companies (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/20026/student-loan-debt-collectors/).
You might also find this guide handy in helping him to figure out what happened: Top Student Loan Scams (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/317/top-student-loan-scams/).