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:
Scholarship & Grant Scams—Scholarship-finding services “guarantee” grants or scholarships. They sell lists to students of potential scholarship or grant opportunities. However, nearly all available financial aid comes from the federal government or individual colleges. Go to grants.gov for more information.