Identity Theft Protection

Reporting Student Loan Fraud

How to Report Fraudulent Student Loans

Here are some important tips on How to obtain student loan records, for shoppers and merchants.

What do I do if the thief has used my identity to take out a student loan?

Contact the school or program that opened the student loan to close the loan. At the same time, report the fraudulent loan to the U.S. Department of Education.

Call:           Inspector General's Hotline at 1-800-MIS-USED

Online:       http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html

Write:          Office of Inspector General
                    U.S. Department of Education
                    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
                    Washington, DC 20202-1510

Source: FTC

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit www.ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Visit our Credit Card Fraud section for useful information.


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