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Student loan scams reaching Chippewa Valley phones

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EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) – People across the Chippewa Valley, including the staff at WQOW, have received a voicemail saying they’re pre-qualified for student loan forgiveness.

“I’m actually just doing a follow up call for you regarding your public student loans,” the caller says. “I do see here we still have you pre-qualified for the student loan forgiveness program.”

This call was even received by a WQOW staff member who has no student loans. Director of investigations for the Better Business Bureau serving Wisconsin Lisa Schiller said there are a lot of red flags to this call.

“First of all, the fact that they called on the phone. I mean, if you are eligible for a student loan forgiveness program of any sort you are not going to get a phone call from some unidentifiable person,” Schiller said.

And while student loan forgiveness does exist, Schiller said those programs are through the federal government, you…

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