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:

Online Shopping Scams — You see a much-wanted item for a steep discount online. One you could not usually afford. The catch? The site asks you to wire payment to them instead of using a credit card – a huge red flag. Once the money is sent, the item is never received.