Just a heads up that the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid has reported multiple instances of phishing reports attempting to gain access to federal student loan refunds by targeting student email accounts. Once the students provide the requested information, the refunds are diverted to accounts the hackers control.
If you believe you may have inadvertently passed along information to a scammer (perhaps after receipt of your refund?), please be sure to update your information with your school to make sure any future refunds are secured. If you haven’t been targeted by this scam, just still be aware that phishing is a real problem and it just doesn’t target the elderly — as so many applicants seem fond of believing.