Cognitive Dissonance

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Every day, at least 4-6 times a day. They leave at least 4 voicemails. It’s a recording asking me to call a 1-800 number. I call it, they claim I owe them. I explain it’s deferred because I’m enrolled in school. They ask for enrollment verification, I fax it, they start again 3 days later claiming they’ve never received it.

I have sent them 7 enrollment verifications since January 1st. I don’t need to set an alarm in the morning. I could just leave my ringer on full volume because they’ll call me at 8 AM every goddamn day. I know I owe when I graduate, in accordance with the contract I signed. Until then, I don’t and this is harassment.

Welcome to being poor and trying to pay for education. We’re gonna harass you ‘til you’re afraid of your phone mmm’kay?

Every day, at least 4-6 times a day. They leave at least 4 voicemails. It’s a recording asking me to call a 1-800 number. I call it, they claim I owe them. I explain it’s deferred because I’m enrolled in school. They ask for enrollment verification, I fax it, they start again 3 days later claiming they’ve never received it.

I have sent them 7 enrollment verifications since January 1st. I don’t need to set an alarm in the morning. I could just leave my ringer on full volume because they’ll call me at 8 AM every goddamn day. I know I owe when I graduate, in accordance with the contract I signed. Until then, I don’t and this is harassment.

Welcome to being poor and trying to pay for education. We’re gonna harass you ‘til you’re afraid of your phone mmm’kay?

Filed under Sallie Mae education loan shark

  1. studentloanscrisisusa reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  2. risquemarionette reblogged this from spangledshieldsandsilverwings
  3. randycwhite reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    This is too true of too many. Welcome to modern indentured servitude. I’ve been waiting for the rest of you to arrive.
  4. anarchistprincesss said: God it’s like you have to explain yourself to every individual at their call center. Twice.
  5. hoodlivinhollywooddreamin said: I think Sallie Mae was actually sued because of this. I remember receiving something in the mail about there being a settlement for people who had been harassed by robocalls.
  6. oregonenvy reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Sallie Mae is a bag of dicks. Have you ever tried to do a forbearance through them? It’s ridiculous. “Oh sure, you can...
  7. spangledshieldsandsilverwings reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  8. jurgan reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Screw these people. The whole higher ed funding system is fucked.
  9. parkbenchlove reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  10. poofyphluff reblogged this from contentment-of-cats and added:
    You can always send a cease and desist letter. Legally they’re obligated to cease all contact. Mail it out certified...
  11. fonglr said: there’s an app called youmail available for iphone, and maybe others, not sure. you can pick customized greetings for certain numbers, including the one that says, “do do do, this number has been disconnected” …worked for me…
  12. jbizzle329 said: This happens to me when they bought out one of my loans. It took6 months for them to recognize I was in school. Good luck.
  13. inquisitivebibliophile said: They should not be allowed to loan people money. Just seeing their name on your phone makes me angry! Bastards.
  14. andimthedad said: Damn. I’ve been there myself. Maybe you should talk to Consumerist or Robert Applebaum or someone who could publicize it…
  15. jennijenn11 said: Fuck, that sucks. I’m right there with you
  16. jenn2d2 said: If you’ve sent them written verification, and requested that they stop contacting you (also written,) it is against the law for them to continue doing so. I highly recommend the FCC website for how to file a formal complaint.
  17. contentment-of-cats reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  18. mhopeg said: I graduated in December. The last half of my last semester I started getting notifications that I was in default on my student loans. I went through the same crap. It’s still not fixed. Sallie Mae sucks.
  19. bogotana said: vultures. they were my lenders too. whenever i see an envelope from them i shudder. you should print this, and file a formal complaint (as well as keeping a paper trail on the harassment.)