You may have received a call at 859-818-6097 from Mendez, SLA Servicing asking you to call back at 855-567 0097 regarding the loan forgiveness and repayment. This is a scam! Many people have reported similar calls from SLA Servicing. This article explains how the scam works and how to avoid it in the future.
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What is SLA Servicing?
This group claims to help students pay off their student loans. The group claims to be involved in student aid forgiveness programs. You might find this quite cool. It’s not! The filth lies beneath the glamour and glitter!
Online reports claim that this group is not affiliated with any government agencies. It has also been reported by thousands of online users as a scam due to its persistence and apparent urgency.
This so-called agent used the following numbers –
These aliases are: Hailey Mendez (Steve), Shay Bosstick and Florence,NY, among others.
What is the Scam?
This scam works in the same way as any other scam: it aims to steal your personal and financial information. They want you to fall for their trap! How? You can return the call.
Below is the experience of a student who was contacted by this call.
According to the program, I am eligible for a program that will pay off my student loans in full in 120mos. However, my annual income must not exceed $125k. But, he told me that, before that could happen, I first have to pay a preparation/consolidation fee of $180 over 4mos (totaling $720). He asked me if I wanted to proceed. I said that I would like to have more time to gather information and review all details before I commit and asked if I could email the documents first.
This is where the scammer comes in
He stated that he needed card information before sending the docs. This is strange because once a call ends, they move on and cannot have any unsigned or incomplete docs around. Although I found the whole thing strange, he suggested that I could give him a credit, debit, prepaid, old/expired or gift card. I gave him a prepaid card number, which was almost expired and had no money.
Here’s what you should do if you get a call from this number
We recommend that you block the number from calling you. This is because they can call you repeatedly, even if you resist the temptation to call them back. You don’t know how? This article will show you how.