No relief: 36 student loan debt relief companies accused of deceiving consumers

Many companies promise to help manage and lower your payments, but some don't always keep that promise.

Americans are $1.36 trillion in student loan debt, according to the New York Federal Reserve.

The average American carries $32,731 in student loan debt.

Many companies promise to help manage and lower your payments, but some don’t always keep that promise.

The KVUE Defenders investigated the problem in Austin. They found at least 100,604 Austinites have student loan debt, according to marketing data distribution firms.

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This is how debt relief companies find you.

Your information is for sale to companies who know you’re vulnerable. And sometimes, those companies leave you with no relief.