A-State faculty warning students of fake ads

A-State faculty warning students of fake ads

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Advertisements on Facebook promising to help pay off student loans may seem tempting, but A-State personnel are telling students not to bank on them.

Recently the university's financial office received reports from students about the ads, including one that promises A-State students debt relief.

Students who saw the ad even said it sounded too good to be true, according to Bill Smith, executive director of communications at A-State.

The ad went as far as to use old Arkansas State University photos to grab the students' attention.

"We believe that they were harvesting these pictures from the internet and then trying to make it seem like we endorsed their product," Smith said. "We have not been involved in any of these debt consolidation or collection ad's that have been popping up online."

Smith said if they see an advertisement promising debt relief that does not end with dot-gov should be considered with suspicion.

If students have any questions, he urges them to call the financial aid office.

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