BBB warns of student loan forgiveness scams in Ohio, offers tips to avoid


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(WJW) — Fraudsters continue to do their best to trick people out of their hard-earned money during the time of coronavirus with a new scam involving student loan forgiveness, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning.

The scam, which has been reported across the country, has reached Ohio, the BBB told FOX 8, with one case recently reported in Summit County. According to the BBB, a scammer will call a potential victim saying they are eligible for a certain program.

If you receive a call in regards to student loan forgiveness, the BBB offers the following tips with how to proceed:

  • Time to take a breath. If something is a “limited time offer” it’s likely not real. In general, know you should never have to act immediately.
  • Does it seem too good to be true? Go ahead an be skeptical….

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