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Thread: Student Loan Taken in my name or scam?

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    notmystudentloa is offline Junior Member
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    Student Loan Taken in my name or scam?

    I am in NV.

    I just got a letter from a collections agency (seems to be from another state, Michigan) stating that I am in default from a Student Loan and that I need to pay or have my wages garnished, etc.

    Problem is, I never had a student loan. I checked my credit report, and I was able to check 2 of them (3rd one, I have to mail in the request) and the student loan is not on my credit report. There is no mention of any student loan, everything is in good standing.

    I talked to the police earlier, and he told me to come down, so could file a report and I would need my credit report. But now that I checked my report, and it isn't on the report (and no other suspicious activity). And If I had a student loan, it would be on my report correct? My guts say it is a scam. I haven't spoken with anyone from the collection agency (just got this letter).
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    davew128 is offline Senior Member
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    What happened when you spoke to the collections agency?
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    OHRoadwarrior is offline Senior Member
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    Sounds like they are chasing a default and you have the same name.
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    eerelations is offline Senior Member
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    File a police report anyway. This will help you in your upcoming battle with the collections agency.

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