Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scholarship Frauds

Most students today tried hard to pursue higher education but do not have the financial resources to do so. Some of them try their luck in applying for scholarships to help them get through college. However, there are students, who, out of desperation just get on anything that promises financial support for their education without checking first if the scholarships offered them are legal and genuine.

There are telemarketers out there who try to victimize these poor youngsters who wanted only to get to college and earn a degree. The telemarketer will call the victim, promise to grant a college scholarship to the poor fellow if that person is willing to pay “necessary” processing fees. Fees can be minimal but still, for a poor student, it can mean wealth. And if the telemarketer was able to fool many students, that small amount becomes big when put together.

If you are a student, or you know someone who wants to get a college scholarship, research very well on how you can actually get a genuine and legal one. If you receive this kind of offer from a telemarketer who just popped out from somewhere, do not trust him. Get the callback phone number, find out who it belongs to, notify proper authorities, and create awareness among your group. Be on guard and be vigilant.

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