HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The state Attorney General wants to crack down on scams that target college graduates paying off student loans.READ MORE: School Leaders Call On State Legislature To Make Bigger Investment In Education
Attorney General Josh Shapiro and eleven other Attorneys General are working with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate student loan debt relief scams.
According to a release from Shapiro, Pennsylvania had the second highest average student loan debt of any state in the country in 2016.READ MORE: Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 96 Percent Effective In Children 12 To 17 Years Old
Shapiro urges those with student loans to remember that only scammers promise fast loan forgiveness and ask for upfront fees for help.
Student borrowers who believe they’ve been scammed should email email@example.com or call the Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555.MORE NEWS: Study: Lack Of Healthcare Prevents Longer, Healthier Living In Pennsylvania