I also received a call from an asian-sounding woman from the Scholastic something corp. She said she was with the federal department of education and that, being that I'm a college student (I made the mistake of telling her) am qualified to get reduced rates on my loans. She verified my address, name, and home number and needed my federal loan account number which she said is the same as my social security number to finalize the transaction. I was uncomfortable with giving my ss# but she reassured me that this message was recorded by the department of education and that we both would be transferred to them. I still wasn't comfortable but she kept insisting that it was legit. I asked her for a number and name so that I could call her back. She gave me the number 201-266-0092
, when asked for a name, said a name real quick that sounded like Cair (rhymes with air), said she'll try back tomorrow, and hung up real quick before i could say anything. I too have taken kaplan related exams for a teaching credential (the cbest and cset). Maybe that's how that received my info. BASTARDS! STOP.. PLEASE!