I just called Direct Loans and they were already closed, but the automated system said my loan was 'paid in full'. I know this is not the case as i have not paid them a penny (I was calling to get setup on the rehab program).
Does this mean they have sent my loan of $3000 off to a collection agency? If so, does that mean i can no longer do the rehab program?
By signing up a debt counseling session, your provided details (Name, Email ID and Phone No.) will be forwarded to the company advertising on the DebtCC. However, you have no obligation to use their services.
Some creditors and collection agencies refuse to lower the payoff amount, interest rate, and fees owed by the consumer.
Creditors/collection agencies can make collection calls and file lawsuits against the consumers represented by the debt relief companies.
Debt relief services may have a negative impact on the consumer's creditworthiness and his overall debt amount may increase due to the accumulation of extra fees.
The amount which the consumer saves with the use of debt relief services can be regarded as taxable income.