November 26th, 2006


Sketchy Financial Aid

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen or knows anything about this:

I've been getting calls on my cell phone that come up as "Anonymous" on call ID. I finally answered one day and it was some guy wanting to talk to me about my financial aid. He knew my name so I thought I'd listen to what he had to say. The guy told me that he could lock in low interest rates on my loans and eventually asked me for both my financial aid ID number and my social security number. When I gave him neither he seemed to get upset, "I need your social security number. Don't you want save your hard earned money?!" When I asked him who he was and who he was working for he just began to repeat himself: "We just want to offer you lower interest rates."

So, in short, I'm pretty certain it's some sort of scam, so if you get a similar call, please beware. Has anyone else gotten calls like this? Am I just paranoid?

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Would anyone be interested in a ticket (or maybe two) to Ralphie May on December 2nd at the Moore Theater at 8pm? (Seat location: section MAIN R, row F, seats 5-6)

40$ each (that includes tax and convenience fees)

If interested email my roommate:
Earring, Blonder, Cuff
  • zeblith

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*edit* Thanks for the feedback, I got what I needed. =) */edit*

Okay, so anybody else being harassed by this Union, UAW Local 4121/ASE(Academic Student Employee) Union, here? I'm a TA, and they had one of their lackies hunt me down twice after I taught section, and now they're sending stuff to my apartment.

They're telling me they get 1% of my wages, and I can elect to be a part of the union and up my contribution by .2% to attend Union meetings I'll never be informed about and so on.

So, they keep sending me these forms telling me I'm required to fill them out within 30 days of becoming an ASE, but I've been one for 2 months now. And if this was really required, why wasn't it presented when I originally applied for/was accepted into my position? Because it seems like having this and them demanding I sign it is showing that I get some sort of option and they're trying to bully some of my pay (Granted, a whole measly 1%, but I am definitely against paying them to harass other people as they have been me) and I'm just wondering what the hell the deal is.

Any input?

*edit* Thanks for the feedback, I got what I needed. =) */edit*