Anyone paying Sallie Mae student loans while living in Korea?

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adhwamyeong
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Anyone paying Sallie Mae student loans while living in Korea?

I am paying student loans through Sallie Mae online while in Korea. I just arrived a week ago and logged onto my Sallie Mae account to double check when my next payment is. The site will not allow me to get past the login screen. When I attempt to login I get a screen that says 'The server at ------ can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network."

My internet is working no problem and I haven't encountered this message until I got here. Anyone else encountered this problem before? Or suggest a workaround?

Thanks!

kwaz666
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Joined: 10/21/2009 - 12:46
Re: Anyone paying Sallie Mae student loans while living in ...

There are a lot of sites out there popping up like that nowdays. Happens to me every time. I asked my friend to log into the site back home and it went through fine.

I am guessing the Korean government is blocking the site. Don't know how to get around it.

mattvsmith
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Joined: 03/03/2011 - 22:43
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The ROK government is not blocking the site. Sallie Mae is blocking Korean IP addresses because Korea is so notorious for hacking. I have had the same experience with a few financial sites, including my mortgage provider. Thank God for VPN.

nightkisser
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Joined: 05/09/2011 - 14:14
Re: Anyone paying Sallie Mae student loans while living in ...

Try using this site to open your site.

http://ninjacloak.com/

 

Online blocking sucks. 

Resident registration number verification sucks.

 

kwaz666
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Joined: 10/21/2009 - 12:46
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Thank you nightkisser you are a savior

adhwamyeong
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Joined: 11/21/2012 - 00:32
Re: Anyone paying Sallie Mae student loans while living in ...

Thanks for the advice!