Speakers – Rebecca Unruh [MUSIC PLAYING] We’ve all seen ads for
companies promising to help you with your student loans. But here’s something
you should know. There’s nothing a debt relief
company can do for you that you can’t do yourself for free. And unfortunately, some of
these companies promising relief are scams. Here are some tips for
avoiding these scams. Never pay a company
upfront before they’ve gotten you results. Remember that scammers
sometimes pretend they’re with the government. If you’re in doubt, go
directly to the source. For free help with federal
loans, visit StudentAid.gov. For private loans, contact
your loan company directly. And remember that no
company can promise you fast loan forgiveness. Finally, protect your FSA ID. Don’t give it out to
anyone for any reason. If you spot a debt relief
scam, we want to hear about it. Report it to us at
FTC.gov/complaint. [MUSIC PLAYING]