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CONSUMER ALERT: As the Pause on Federal Student Loans Ends, the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection Offers Tips for Borrowers to Avoid Scams

Student Loan Borrowers are Reminded to Only Use Trusted Government Websites and Not Respond to Unsolicited Offers of Student Loan Relief or Assistance Secretary Rodriguez: “To protect yourself from falling victim to a scam, I urge all New Yorkers to read our tips, stay up-to-date with trusted information and remain

College Students: We Want to Hear From You

By Amy Hebert, FTC If you’re a college student, or a student in a vocational or certificate program, there are scams that specifically target you. This National Consumer Protection Week, we’ve been focused on how scams affect every community. We want to let you know about some scams that might

Credit Repair Scams

You’ve probably seen ads from companies promising a “new credit identity” — that is, a fresh start for your credit history. It may seem like just the thing you need to get your credit back on track, but it’s actually a scam. These companies often sell Social Security numbers illegally.

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