Complaint / review text:
My son was looking for a grant for school, nelnet asked for "my" tax returns to see if he was eligble. Nelnet used my social security number off my tax return, to give him a student loan, telling him it was a grant. 8 months later i started getting phone calls from a collection department for non-payment on my loan... What loan?
They told me it was for the student loan "i" was issued for school... I told them i have no loan and it must be a mistake. They had my name, address, social security number, and phone number. I told tham i never authorized or to"signed" for any type of student loan. Nelnet told me the loan was for my son, i told them my son has a grant not a loan. Nelnet told me i was responsible for the loan and how was i going to pay them. I asked for a copy of the original loan document with my signature on it, and they can not provide me with any document that ties me to this loan!
This argument has been going on for 3 years. My credit rating went from 809 to 346. I lost a 100k a year job offer due to bad credit, and i lost the use of my engineering license, rendering me unemployed and unable to get a job...
I didn't do a dam thing wrong!!! These oles stole my socail security numer, and ruined my life... This is identity thieft and theres nothing i can do about it.
Avoid nelnet at all cost!!! Thet will destroy your life