Student Loan Debt Relief Scams and Other Updates from the FTC

Webinar Date: 
February 1, 2018
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Join us to hear about some of the scams and consumer issues that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been seeing with student loan debt relief. FTC staff will discuss several recent cases brought against student loan debt relief operations that the FTC alleged violated the law with their deceptive practices. 

Presenters will share free education resources available for people dealing with student loan debt, as well as other materials for students. This session will be a great introduction for those new to student loan debt relief programs and a good update for those who may be more knowledgeable, but are interested in the FTC’s work in this area.

What You Will Learn

  • What the current problematic practices seen by the FTC in some student debt relief programs
  • How to take advantage of resources for people dealing with student loan debt issues


Michelle Grajales, Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Ari Lazarus, Consumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Patti Poss, Attorney, Division of Marketing Practices, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection


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