The first year of college brings new challenges and opportunities that college students have to face. College opens doors for you that may be life changing, but it may also open the door to scammers that want to take advantage of you. Better Business Bureau® of Central Oklahoma wants to help students be aware of scams that specifically target young adults.
Students might not recognize when they come across a scam. Here are several types of scams targeted at students and how to avoid them:
Employment Scams — Beware of ads that pop up near campus offering jobs with “no experience necessary.” Often, these “opportunities” are bogus. If you’re interviewed in a hotel lobby or required to sign a contract, or have to pay for everything, including training, travel, lodging, food, etc. associated with the job, forget it! Check out a business first at bbb.org.