Home Loan Scams On Your Side: Student loan forgiveness scam

On Your Side: Student loan forgiveness scam

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – We all know COVID-19 packed a punch on our wallets. We did get relief. Most of us received stimulus checks. The unemployed got pandemic pay. Now, there are emails going around — saying you can get student loan forgiveness.

One email reads, ‘Your st‎uden‎t‎‎‎ l‎oa‎n‎ maybe ‎el‎‎‎ig‎ib‎le f‎or the r‎ece‎nt stimulus forg‎i‎vene‎ss and ‎reli‎e‎f legislation.’

Dale Underwood received the email. He graduated from Missouri State University more than ten years ago. He, like most, graduated with debt.

“I could put a down payment on a nice home with what I owe. I mean, the stimulus package itself, there’s a lot of things out there with it,” he said.

On Your Side showed the email to a student aid expert.

“The email address that it was sent from is not a business email address. It was an outlook and it was kind of a funny email address with just lots of characters,” said Becky Ahrens,…

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