Over 615,000 Borrowers Receive $42 Billion in Debt Relief Through Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was established in 2007 to provide debt relief to nonprofit and government agency employees. The program’s goal was to forgive the student loans of borrowers after they made 120 qualifying payments (10 years of payments). However, the program’s approval rate was low, with only around 7,000 borrowers approved … Read more

Permanent Ban from Debt Relief, Telemarketing for Operators of Debt Relief Scam

In November 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged Sean Austin, John Steven Huffman, John Preston Thompson, and their affiliated companies with deceiving consumers by falsely promising to eliminate or substantially reduce their credit card debt. The FTC alleged that the defendants took tens of millions of dollars from people through their deceptive debt relief … Read more

FTC Stops Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes that it Says Bilked Students Out of Millions

The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a pair of student loan debt relief schemes that it says bilked students out of approximately $12 million by using deceptive claims about repayment programs and loan forgiveness that did not exist. The agency also says the companies falsely claimed to be or be affiliated with the Department of Education … Read more

Former Credit Counseling Executive and Serial Dirtbag, Andris Pukke – Arrested

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Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment in Manhattan federal court charging ANDRIS PUKKE with wire fraud and with engaging … Read more

Wake Forest Power Asking for Customer Opinions

Wake Forest Power (WFP) is inviting its customers to share their thoughts and opinions on WFP programs and services by completing a brief survey. Available at https://bit.ly/WakeForestSurvey, the questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Conducted by the Maru Group, a professiona… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story