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WV AG warns parents and students of potential scams

August 21st, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns students and their parents to be cautious of potential scams when applying for scholarships.
 
“At this time of year, many high school seniors and their parents are beginning to evaluate colleges and how they will pay for them,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Unfortunately, many scammers know this too and use this time to target families who are looking for help in covering tuition and housing costs.”
 
A common scam that many people can fall victim to involves fraudulent scholarship websites and offers. Through this scheme, a scammer will set up a website that offers to match students with potential scholarships for which he or she may be eligible. However, before the student can see the list of scholarships, they are asked to either pay an upfront fee or provide personal and financial information.

 

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