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Police: Be aware of student loan phone scam

NICHOLASVILLE — Police warned residents Friday about a telephone scam involving past-due loans.

During the calls, residents are told to send money to get current on a loan.

“The caller will try to convince you that you can avoid defaulting on your loan by sending the payment to their processing center immediately,” Nicholasville police said in a release. “This is an old scam and unfortunately it is still used today.”

Police said the targets tend to be elderly people who might be intimidated by callers. The scam uses a “private listing” phone to prevent people from seeing the number from which the call originates.

Police reminded residents never to give personal information over the phone, especially when you did not place the call.

If you have received a call of this type, call Nicholasville police at (859) 885-9467.