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Student Loan Scams / Select benefit services
« Last post by Chavbo55 on April 17, 2018, 06:28:45 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of them?
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Hey all.  I posted this on another thread https://forums.thecollegeinvestor.com/index.php?topic=1508.0.  If that's not allowed I'm sure an admin will edit for me.

I also made the same mistake with Clarity Solutions Center a while back and feel like the biggest dummy ever.  I got all the way to the point where I had to sign things before I noticed, but I didn't sign anything.  I did on the other hand give them my ssn#, DL#, bank account, email, and some other personal information that I never should have.  That being said I have not had anything sketchy appear as of yet, but I did the following immediately after the event just in case:
  • Contacted my federal student loan provider and made them aware of what happened, and that I had given no consent to make any changes to my account
  • Closed the bank account that I gave them
  • Froze my credit with all three credit bureaus
  • Purchased an identity theft protection service
  • Contacted the social security administration and confirmed there have been no requests for a new card.  I have been doing this monthly.
  • Had a bit of a psychotic break.
It took me about a month or two to calm down, but I'm an anxious person as is.  Hope this information is comforting to someone.
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Student Loan Scams / Re: Clarity Solutions Center...Scam or legit?
« Last post by winterhascome on April 17, 2018, 07:45:13 AM »
Hey all.  I also made the same mistake with Clarity Solutions Center a while back and feel like the biggest dummy ever.  I got all the way to the point where I had to sign things before I noticed, but I didn't sign anything.  I did on the other hand give them my ssn#, DL#, bank account, email, and some other personal information that I never should have.  That being said I have not had anything sketchy appear as of yet, but I did the following immediately after the event just in case:
  • Contacted my federal student loan provider and made them aware of what happened, and that I had given no consent to make any changes to my account
  • Closed the bank account that I gave them
  • Froze my credit with all three credit bureaus
  • Purchased an identity theft protection service
  • Contacted the social security administration and confirmed there have been no requests for a new card.  I have been doing this monthly.
  • Had a bit of a psychotic break.
It took me about a month or two to calm down, but I'm an anxious person as is.  Hope this information is comforting to someone.
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Student Loan Scams / Re: Clarity Solutions Center...Scam or legit?
« Last post by jmt44 on April 05, 2018, 08:48:24 PM »
Hey lzllz and jessbixl, I've made the same mistake with Clarity Solutions.  Has your identity been messed with since its happened? 

Mod Note: Please don't post/ask for personal information.
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Student Loan Scams / Re: Clarity Solutions Center...Scam or legit?
« Last post by Shay2686 on March 31, 2018, 03:39:01 AM »
I got the same FINAL NOTICE paper in the mail too from Clarity Solutions. So what my understanding is that the 3rd Party Processing agencies are the ones who charge. I’m hesitant too and I’ve been getting calls lately saying that I can consolidate and the person on the phone told me my loan balance and told me I was randomly selected from the state for loan forgiveness or something like that. They almost had me I didn’t know if to trust it or not.
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Student Loan Scams / Re: Direct Prep lp in Brea, CA SCAM or no?
« Last post by TheCollegeInvestor on March 29, 2018, 06:56:37 PM »
Remember, you never have to pay anyone for help with your Federal student loans. You can do it all for free at StudentLoans.gov or by calling your lender.

Now, if you want to pay a third party company, you can, but make sure you vet them first. Here's a guide we've put together to help you: https://thecollegeinvestor.com/16429/is-your-student-loan-repayment-company-a-scam/
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Student Loan Scams / Direct Prep lp in Brea, CA SCAM or no?
« Last post by murrieta27 on March 29, 2018, 06:27:03 PM »
Any one know if this is legit? 799 for them to process you paperwork for loan forgiveness?
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Student Loan Scams / Re: Federal Student Loan Center --- SCAM?
« Last post by TheCollegeInvestor on March 29, 2018, 02:12:56 PM »
If you have Federal student loans, you don't have to pay a company for help. You can do it all for free at StudentLoans.gov or by calling your lender.

Companies can get access to your information in a variety of ways.

You can always use a third party company for help. Before you do, make sure you read our guide and look for red flags: https://thecollegeinvestor.com/16429/is-your-student-loan-repayment-company-a-scam/

You might also find our guide on everything you need to know about student loan consolidation helpful: https://thecollegeinvestor.com/21662/student-loan-consolidation/
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Student Loan Scams / Federal Student Loan Center --- SCAM?
« Last post by SML on March 29, 2018, 12:12:23 PM »
I received a phone call from Federal Student Loan Center and they said they saw that I have outstanding federal student loans and they might be able to help clear them for me. They said there is a grant the government has for outstanding federal student loans and that there is money set aside for those who go to college and need help paying off their federal loans. I did have to make four payments of $187.50 - now I'm concerned I've been scammed because I’ve tried to reach out to them via phone and email and nobody is getting back to me. They did set up a portal for me online showing all of my federal student loans and their detailed information and the four payments made of $187.50 from November 2017-February 2018. I don’t understand how they would get access to my FAFSA login if they weren’t legitimate. Please let me know if you’ve heard of this company and if it’s legitimate or a scam! I don't know what to do next. It figures that it was too good to be true.

Thank you.
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WOW "Papatom"...You're one of the bright ones aren't you? So even if Aidnest was outsourcing their business to another country what does that matter? Have you ever heard of Apple, CISCO, American Express, GE, Microsoft. Those are all companies that use outsourcing to run their businesses. I would give my credit card info to a bum sitting outside of HEB super market as I am protected by my credit card company. So... you should take your bitter and non-sense comments and use them for a better cause like to stop online bullying. You know.... People who like to hide behind their username to cause harm because they have nothing better to do with their lives. Honestly, this company has solved one of my greatest financial issues and I can't thank them enough. I DON'T CARE whether they operate out of  India, Philippines, Colombia, China, or Timbuktu.  Good for them!!
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