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In a since-deleted post on Instagram, Blac Chyna told all of her followers to use a sketchy student loan forgiveness program that is most definitely a scam. The caption on the original post read:

"Get rid of your student loans now!! Before it's too late and Obama is out of office. I need all of my followers to CALL 1-855-578-3444 and qualify in less than 5 mins."

She also implored all of them to "hurry!!!" and assured them "IT WORKS!" Well, the truth is that it doesn't. Buzzfeed reports that the program Blac Chyna lists, The Student Relief Center, is one of many for-profit rackets that swindle college graduates into paying fees for refinancing their loans, which is something graduates can actually do for free by signing up for the Education Department’s income-based repayment options.

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Considering that Blac Chyna didn't go to college (which is a fine choice, it just means she's not an afficionado on the topic), I'm not sure why her 10.6 million followers would look to her as their source of information on student loan forgiveness. Does she even care about them? According to according to Mike Heller, the president and CEO of a celebrity lifestyle marketing company, Chyna could have been paid upwards of $35,000 for her post. Are we surprised? Chyna is also peddling a product she calls "booty pop," on Instagram, which is described by Amazon as "butt enhancement cream."

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So, yeah, maybe let's just not take advice from a celebrity who is so busy breaking up with Rob Kardashian on Instagram that she has no time to figure out how student loans or butts actually work.

Sources: Washington Post