Scammers know that with tuition bills skyrocketing each year, in addition to school supplies, room and board, and other related expenses, that students and their families are looking for creative ways to finance college or other types of higher-level education. Has a potential school or university person asked you for “upfront fees” or did you receive a fake “scholarship check”?
If you think you or someone you know has experienced an education / scholarship scam, we recommend that you act immediately, by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover, and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity, using these resources and tools.
FTC: Avoiding College Scams