Michael A. Milazzo, CLU, ChFC

Registered Principal


The Meridian Financial Company

556 W Jericho Tpke, Suite 2, Smithtown, NY 11787


Phone:  631-979-4223

Fax:      631-656-8199 





* Please note my new office address

May/June 2018

Too Good to be True

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As college debt soars, so do the number of scams trying to separate you from your money. The Federal Trade Commission, several states and the District of Columbia are cracking down* on deceptive student loan debt relief scams. If you have student loans, it pays to beware.

Know their Tricks
Scammers can duplicate government seals, making their emails look official. Among their false promises is their claim of fast loan forgiveness if you pay an upfront fee. First, no legitimate student loan lender will ask for that fee for debt relief. It’s illegal. Second, no one can offer immediate loan forgiveness.

Check for the authenticity of anyone claiming to be from the Department of Education. Delete the emails and hang up on phone calls from pretenders. The department and legitimate private lenders offer ways to make paying back student debt easier.

* Federal Trade Commission “Game of Loans: The stark truth about student loan `debt relief’ claims” by Lesley Fair, October 13, 2017


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Michael A. Milazzo is a Registered Representative of and offers securities through Cadaret, Grant & Co, Inc, a member of FINRA and SIPC. The Meridian Financial Company and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities. I am registered to sell Securities in the following States: NY, PA, NC, FL, CO, ID.
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