Lloyd Whitehead, Author at Financial Aid

Prevent Identity Theft

The United States Department of Education and Credit Score provide information about preventing identity theft on their web sites.

Merchant Services and NetCredit also provide helpful information about identity theft.

Complaints Lists provides a comprehensive guide to consumer awareness.

If you believe that you are the victim of a scholarship scam, contact any of the following agencies:

Federal Trade Commission

National Fraud Information Center

Better Business Bureau

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Remove Your Name from Telemarketing Call Lists

To stop telemarketers from calling you, you may ask individual callers to put you on their “Do Not Call” list. After your request, a federal law requires the company to stop calling you. To stop other companies from telemarketing you, you may enroll in the National “Do Not Call” registry at donotcall.gov or call 888-382-1222. (This information has been provided by Sallie Mae.)