>> THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND SECURITIES ANDHE T DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ARE WARNING OF A SURGE IN STUDTEN LOAN FORGIVENESS SCAMS SAYGIN THE PANDEMIC HAS CAUSED FINANCIAL STRUGGLES FOR MANY BORROWERS WHO ARE NOW SEEKING RELIEF. IF A STUDENT OR BORROWER RECEIVES AN EMAIL, LETTER, OR CALL ABOUT STUDENT LOAN DEBT FORGIVENESS, THEY SHOULD PSEAU BEFORE SENDING OR CONFIRMING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THE STATE SAYS BE SKEPTICAL, JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR LOANS, DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE TO BE TRUSTED. RESEARCH THE COMPANY, CHECK THE VA LIDITY OF THE COMPANY CONTACTING YOU. SOME SCAMS OFFER TO ENROLL YOU IN PROGRAMS LIKE THE CARESCT A LOAN FORGIVENESS OR THE BIDEN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM, NEITHER OF WHICH EXT.IS VERIFY THAT EMAIL ADDRS.ES ENSURE EMAILS BEING SENT TO UYO ABOUT YOUR STUDENT LOANS ARE FROM A .GOV EMAIL ADDRESS. BE AWARE OF WHAT LEGITIMEAT PROGRAMS WILL AND WON’T ASK YOU FOR BEFORE SHARING ANY OF YOUR SENSITIVE OR FINANALCI INFORMATION LI AKE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR CREDIT AND BANK INFORMATION. STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS IS TNO THE ONLY FINANCIAL COVID-19 RELATED SCAM. AS WE’VE SAID MANY TIMES, YOU SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS ANDEV NER SENSITIVE INFORMATION TH ANYONE CONTACT