You may report fraudulent activity on your financial aid account to the US Department of Education by calling 800-MISUSED (800-647-8733). Fraudulent activity may include:
Identity theft may be a new term to you; however, it happens on a daily basis. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your identity and impersonates you in order to obtain student loans or other forms of financial aid, or to open fraudulent accounts in your name.
Identity theft can have a devastating effect on your life. You may end up spending months and possibly years regaining your credit worthiness. During that time you will find it difficult to obtain loans, get a job, an apartment, or even write checks.
Protect yourself by using the following guidelines:
If you feel that you are a victim of identity theft: