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There are many types of scams, but here are some common ones. It is not a complete list, which can be found at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.

Credit Repair Scams

These companies will charge people hundreds of dollars with the promises of restored credit and erased debt. However, they do little or nothing to improve a person’s credit. If a person needs to repair their credit or consolidate debt, they can arrange payment plans and improve their credit score themselves for little or no cost through a nonprofit credit counseling agency.

Fake Check Scams

This scam starts out by someone sending a person a check or money order and are asked to deposit it in their account. They have then asked for a wire-transfer for a portion of the money, minus a nice bonus for the sender as a “thank you” for helping out. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says regardless of the pitch, the result is the same: the check or money order received is counterfeit. It will be returned to the bank unpaid, and the full amount will be deducted from that person’s account. “Never wire-transfer money to a stranger,” according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Friend-In-Need Scams

This scam is where a person is contacted by an alleged friend or family member, usually by e-mail or social media, asking for money to be sent immediately. This may in fact be an imposter or hacker. Before sending money, contact that friend or family member directly, using a different method of communication. Ask a question only the friend or family member would know how to answer.

Home Improvement Fraud

This occurs when contractors or companies don’t complete the work they were paid to do. They offer false promises and often disappear without doing any work or after doing a poor job. Always obtain at least three estimates, get everything in writing and check references. Contractors who knock on a door are required by law to provide people with a three-day right-to-cancel prior to beginning any work.

Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when someone fraudulently uses a person’s personal information, such as a bank account number or Social Security number, to obtain credit, take out a loan, receive medical treatment, get identification, or otherwise pretend to be the person they’re attempting to scam. Never give personal information to any unfamiliar or untrustworthy person, especially when solicited over the phone.

Imposter Scams

Someone may call or email [pretending to be from a government agency ― like the IRS or the local court. The person will demand immediate payment, likely for back taxes or an old court fee, and threaten arrest if payment is not made immediately. The scammer may also request personal information, such as a Social Security Number. Never give any personal information out over the phone from an unsolicited caller.

Phone Fraud

Don’t trust the caller ID. Scam­mers use a technology called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or “spoofing” to disguise the number that ap­pears on a person’s caller ID. The caller ID may show a person’s bank or a local area code, but the call is actually coming from a scammer possibly in another country. Any caller asking for personal or financial information, hang up. A bank nor government agency will never request a Social Security number or account information over the phone.

Phishing

Some scammers pretend to be a person’s bank or a gov­ernment agency to “phish” for personal informa­tion. They ask for a person to update or confirm an account by submit­ting their bank account number, password, or Social Security Number. Never respond to unexpected requests for personal information. A bank nor the Internal Revenue Service will never request personal information over the phone or by e-mail.

Sweepstake and Prize Scams

Someone may fictitiously claim a person won the lottery, a contest, or another prize. In order to collect winnings, however, the person will be asked to pay an advance fee, often via wire-transfer or money order. This is a scam. Legitimate sweepstakes are free and require no purchase.

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An investigation by the school district determined the claim was unfounded."},{"_id":"BKV535PGFNC27OOATL2ZC2FTFE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":108,"comment":"investigations "},{"pos":208,"comment":"Cincinnati "},{"pos":214,"comment":"High School "}],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844704},"type":"text","content":"Last month in a statement from the district, New Miami Superintendent Rhonda Parker said witness interviews involving referees, school officials and fans showed no racial slurs were uttered before or after a Oyler player allegedly kicked a New Miami player in the head."},{"_id":"AGCOPPGX65BMNF2DS676RJAE2E","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"NNWU7OGJC5FH3MSYCLA7QSVJ3I"},"type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.journal-news.com/news/district-investigation-shows-no-racial-taunting-prior-to-basketball-game-incident-at-new-miami/GOUERYAM2NGGFFXVOPKHVTRVGM/","content":"District: Investigation shows no racial taunting prior to basketball game incident at New Miami"},{"_id":"GDGWRNFWUVAPTKON7CMR453ECM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844706},"type":"text","content":"“No spectators from Oyler other than the Oyler School principal, videographer, and bus driver attended the game. Only 40 spectators from New Miami attended the game. Given the limited attendance it was relatively easy to hear what was said by spectators and players,” Parker said."},{"_id":"3JH3D3ICORHG5MAMVJXHWXU2BE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844707},"type":"text","content":"“After social media postings from individuals who were not at the game alleged that New Miami spectators and athletes used racial slurs and made inflammatory comments, both Cincinnati Public Schools and New Miami conducted investigations.”"},{"_id":"FIXOOD4FSZGLFG6MMVBYMS4JVE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844708},"type":"text","content":"The three referees working the game, said Parker, reported “they did not hear any racial slurs or insensitive comments from any players or spectators, and that they did not receive complaints from anyone at the game about such conduct. No New Miami administrators or coaches heard any racial slurs or comments."},{"_id":"NYEZ6B2G3BEAZDFY7MUOJP6NO4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844709},"type":"text","content":"“A review of the video of the game does not substantiate the (racial taunting) allegations.”"},{"_id":"EL4ATK6NMBBVTANJKUYEB3NM5A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":12,"comment":"African-American "}],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844710},"type":"text","content":"Duncan, the New Miami player on the other end of the alleged kick, said claims of racial taunting during the game were untrue."},{"_id":"DFBBKETZWRCBFNF6HVRVT726NE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612811844711},"type":"text","content":"“The Oyler player who committed the foul walked back to the New Miami player who was still on the ground and kicked him before running out of the gym,” wrote Parker. “The Oyler player was ejected for this violent flagrant foul. 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The county has had 33,104 confirmed cases since March."},{"_id":"J54AZKPL2VHZTGITYF7N46MZFE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612557256652},"type":"text","content":"The county must follow the tiered guidelines set out by Gov. Mike DeWine so they inoculated front-line health workers, firefighters and medics and nursing home residents. The vaccination of elderly residents has come in waves and school personnel started getting shots last week."},{"_id":"NBMEXINTPNEOHM5UCDWUYEBFGQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612557256653},"type":"text","content":"The commissioners approved seeking proposals for the $6 million program in December before vaccinations were available. They received five proposals to provide free widespread testing/immunization with “strike team” capability for hot spots. County Administrator Judi Boyko began negotiations with the top prospect but has not brought a recommendation to the commissioners yet."},{"_id":"RMY74TCFTBBIBGCVQNBNMK5XWU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612557256654},"type":"text","content":"On Tuesday the White House announced a new phase in the mass vaccination effort, sending a million doses of the vaccines directly to retail pharmacies, beginning to shift away from sending out doses for mass vaccinations. This is just another reason the commissioners want to wait before awarding the big contract."},{"_id":"3GOGXIOAGZGK5NHPEMXLDW5XVI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612557256655},"type":"text","content":"“At this point there has not been identified a practical need to contract because I think right now, now they are talking about pharmacists doing the vaccines. 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They had taken a group photo in which he made the gesture “the symbol of ‘got you’ game or the circle game in the photo.” He said he had played that game since he was in Junior High and “we were playing the game at the bar.” "},{"_id":"FBBQIHVIGBEI7JZVZMZCGUBDFQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[]},"type":"text","content":"He said he was unaware that the symbol had any racist/hate meaning, according to the investigation report dated Jan. 30."},{"_id":"YQISJBQNYFEKBDER3DKHDMR7KE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"A person who knew the officer and his wife reported the matter to police and also contacted the officer’s wife via social media."}],"comments":[],"_id":1612557992446},"type":"text","content":""},{"_id":"VLUJ6XV24JBAPJP36M7TSIHIA4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"Tipton said his investigation found the officer had displayed this hand symbol in at least five photographs on social media. 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Are Sallie Mae Student Loans Federal or Private?

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When you hear the name Sallie Mae, you probably think of student loans. There’s a good reason for that; Sallie Mae has a long history, during which time it has provided both federal and private student loans.

However, as of 2014, all of Sallie Mae’s student loans are private, and its federal loans have been sold to another servicer. Here’s what to know if you have a Sallie Mae loan or are considering taking one out.

What is Sallie Mae?

Sallie Mae is a company that currently offers private student loans. But it has taken a few forms over the years.

In 1972, Congress first created the Student Loan Marketing Association (SLMA) as a private, for-profit corporation. Congress gave SLMA, commonly called “Sallie Mae,” the status of a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) to support the company in its mission to provide stability and liquidity to the student loan market as a warehouse for student loans.

However, in 2004, the structure and purpose of the company began to change. SLMA dissolved in late December of that year, and the SLM Corporation, or “Sallie Mae,” was formed in its place as a fully private-sector company without GSE status.

In 2014, the company underwent another big adjustment when Sallie Mae split to form Navient and Sallie Mae. Navient is a federal student loan servicer that manages existing student loan accounts. Meanwhile, Sallie Mae continues to offer private student loans and other financial products to consumers. If you took out a student loan with Sallie Mae prior to 2014, there’s a chance that it was a federal student loan under the now-defunct Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).

At present, Sallie Mae owns 1.4 percent of student loans in the United States. In addition to private student loans, the bank also offers credit cards, personal loans and savings accounts to its customers, many of whom are college students.

What is the difference between private and federal student loans?

When you’re seeking financing to pay for college, you’ll have a big choice to make: federal versus private student loans. Both types of loans offer some benefits and drawbacks.

Federal student loans are educational loans that come from the U.S. government. Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, there are four types of federal student loans available to qualified borrowers.

With federal student loans, you typically do not need a co-signer or even a credit check. The loans also come with numerous benefits, such as the ability to adjust your repayment plan based on your income. You may also be able to pause payments with a forbearance or deferment and perhaps even qualify for some level of student loan forgiveness.

On the negative side, most federal student loans feature borrowing limits, so you might need to find supplemental funding or scholarships if your educational costs exceed federal loan maximums.

Private student loans are educational loans you can access from private lenders, such as banks, credit unions and online lenders. On the plus side, private student loans often feature higher loan amounts than you can access through federal funding. And if you or your co-signer has excellent credit, you may be able to secure a competitive interest rate as well.

As for drawbacks, private student loans don’t offer the valuable benefits that federal student borrowers can enjoy. You may also face higher interest rates or have a harder time qualifying for financing if you have bad credit.

Are Sallie Mae loans better than federal student loans?

In general, federal loans are the best first choice for student borrowers. Federal student loans offer numerous benefits that private loans do not. You’ll generally want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and review federal funding options before applying for any type of private student loan — Sallie Mae loans included.

However, private student loans, like those offered by Sallie Mae, do have their place. In some cases, federal student aid, grants, scholarships, work-study programs and savings might not be enough to cover educational expenses. In these situations, private student loans may provide you with another way to pay for college.

If you do need to take out private student loans, Sallie Mae is a lender worth considering. It offers loans for a variety of needs, including undergrad, MBA school, medical school, dental school and law school. Its loans also feature 100 percent coverage, so you can find funding for all of your certified school expenses.

With that said, it’s always best to compare a few lenders before committing. All lenders evaluate income and credit score differently, so it’s possible that another lender could give you lower interest rates or more favorable terms.

The bottom line

Sallie Mae may be a good choice if you’re in the market for private student loans and other financial products. Just be sure to do your research upfront, as you should before you take out any form of financing. Comparing multiple offers always gives you the best chance of saving money.

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Tips to do some fall cleaning on your finances

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Wealth manager, Harry Abrahamsen, has five simple ways to stay on top of the big financial picture.

PORTLAND, Maine — Keeping track of our financial stability is something we can all do, whether we have IRAs or 401ks or just a checking account. Harry J. Abrahamsen is the Founder of Abrahamsen Financial Group. He works with clients to create and grow their own wealth. Abrahamsen shares five financial tips, starting with knowing what you have. 

1. Analyze Your Finances Quarterly or Biannually

You want to make sure that your long-term strategy is congruent with your short-term strategy. If the short-term is not working out, you may need to adjust what you are doing to make sure your outcome produces the desired results you are looking to accomplish. It is just like setting sail on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. You know where you want to go and plot your course, but there are many factors that need to be considered to actually get you across and across safely. Your finances behave the exact same way. Check your current situation and make sure you are taking into consideration all of the various wealth-eroding factors that can take you completely off course.

With interest rates very low, now might be a good time to consider refinancing student loans or mortgages, or consolidating credit card debt. However, do so only if you need to or if you can create a positive cash flow. To ensure that you are saving the most by doing so, you must look at current payments, excluding taxes and insurance costs. This way you can do an apples-to-apples comparison.

The most important things to look for when reviewing your credit report is accuracy. Make sure the reporting agencies are reporting things actuary. If it doesn’t appear to be reporting correct and accurate information, you should consult with a reputable credit repair company to help you fix the incorrect information.

4. Savings and Retirement Accounts

The most important thing to consider when reviewing your savings and retirement accounts is to make sure the strategies match your short-term and long-term investment objectives. All too often people end up making decisions one at a time, at different times in their lives, with different people, under different circumstances. Having a sound strategy in place will allow you to view your finances with a macro-economic lens vs a micro-economic view. Stay the course and adjust accordingly from a risk and tax standpoint.

RELATED: Financial lessons learned through the pandemic

A great tip for lowering utility bills or car insurance premiums: Simply ask! There may be things you are not aware of that could save you hundreds of dollars every month. You just need to call all of the companies that you do business with to find out about cost-cutting strategies. 

RELATED: Overcome your fear of finances

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How to Get a Loan Even with Bad Credit

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Sana pwedeng mabura ang bad credit history as quickly and easily as paying off your utility bills, ‘no? Unfortunately, it takes time. And bago mo pa maayos ang bad credit mo, more often than not, kailangan mo na namang mag-avail ng panibagong loan. 

Good thing you can still get a loan even with bad credit, kahit na medyo limited ang options. How do you get a loan if you have bad credit? Alamin sa short guide na ito. 

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