The government wants to go after these scammers, but it needs help. On June 22, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asked Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Bing, Yahoo, and other online companies to help them in this cause. Since the scammers use these sites to find potential victims, these online companies can target would-be scammers much better than the government could.
There is a student-loan renegotiation program out there (Department of Education renegotiation program), but there is no fee... it's actually free. If you see an offer to reduce your debt of any kind, communicate directly with the bank, organization or other company. Do not communicate with a potential scammer. Find out first if it is a scam, then proceed. If there is a "hurry and do it now" instruction, don't! By now, you should know not to believe everything you see online! If you're still unsure, talk to a knowledgeable friend or family member before you give any money away. Better to be safe than sorry!