The Better Business Bureau is expecting an increase in calls and reports after President Joe Biden’s recent announcement of a student loan debt forgiveness plan.
Internet scammers are using emails, unsolicited calls, texts and fraudulent websites to bait new victims looking to find eligibility information.
Kristen Johnson, Director of Communications at the BBB says, “It’s important to know that the government is not allowed to call you about your student loan unless you’ve given permission.”
The BBB shared these important tips to make sure you’re protected:
—Some government websites are FREE to sign up for.
—Know the ins and outs of your student loan.
—Do your research.
—Look twice at the URL before clicking.
—Make sure to protect your private data.