Ameritech Financial Cautions Individuals to Be Safe From Scams, Suggests FTC as Resource for Tips on How

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There’s an abundance of people and groups out there willing to stoop to underhanded methods of getting money — even one person willing to do so is too many. Scams come in many forms, but the scammer's goal is ultimately to get an individual to give them money. Anyone can be a potential target. It can be hard to spot scams, but Ameritech Financial, a document preparation service company that helps student loan borrowers apply for federal repayment programs, has a few tips that might help consumers to avoid falling into a pitfall of a scam.

When receiving calls about debt collections, there are a few tricks that can be used to see if it’s a real concern that needs to be addressed. If there’s an automated message left and the message starts off halfway through what is trying to be said, there’s a good chance that’s not a serious call. Scam calls also try to scare people by throwing a lot of information at the listener, but if asked any questions they often start to falter. A legitimate caller should be able to answer questions as readily as they ask. If someone is worried they’re receiving a scam call about an account, it’s not a bad idea to ask for a number to call sometime later that day or that week. While waiting to call back, checking out accounts that were mentioned to see what is going on is a good way to update oneself on the situation.

Recently the FTC mailed close to $200,000 back to scammed individuals who were allegedly tricked into paying phony debts. There’s always more to be done, but those who have received checks from this issue must be very grateful. The FTC is meant to help people, and the individuals who work there always strive to do what is right and just.

Ameritech Financial also wants to do right by those it can help and encourages student loan borrowers to educate themselves on their financial situation and on companies claiming to be able to resolve their debts. There are too many groups out there that would take advantage of those struggling with repayment. Ameritech Financial does not cancel or take over student loan repayment for a borrower but helps federal borrowers apply for income-driven repayment programs that can potentially lower monthly payments and get borrowers on track for student loan forgiveness after 20-25 years of qualified payments. 

About Ameritech Financial

Ameritech Financial is a private company located in Rohnert Park, California. Ameritech Financial has already helped thousands of consumers with financial analysis and student loan document preparation to apply for federal student loan repayment programs offered through the Department of Education.

Each Ameritech Financial telephone representative has received the Certified Student Loan Professional certification through the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA).

Ameritech Financial prides itself on its exceptional customer service.

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To learn more about Ameritech Financial, please contact:

Ameritech Financial
5789 State Farm Drive #265
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
1-800-792-8621
media@ameritechfinancial.com

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Ameritech Financial is a document preparation company that helps borrowers enroll in the federal repayment program that matches their individual financial needs, potentially lowers payments and gets them on track for student loan forgiveness.