June 30, 2023 — Consumer Resources

The FCC’s Robocall Response Team and the Attorneys General of Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Hampshire are teaming up to warn consumers about a potential rise in student loan debt scam robocalls and robotexts in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision in Biden vs. Nebraska. This decision, which relates to the Department of Education’s student loan forgiveness program, is receiving a large amount of news coverage, which may likely result in scammers attempting to use the program as a pretext for misleading robocalls and texts. Scam calls and texts often use broadly publicized current events to add legitimacy and familiarity to their fraudulent schemes. Scammers might use these calls or texts to pressure consumers to make a payment or provide private information.