Scholarship Scams. Avoiding Scholarship Scams, Phishing & Identity Theft at All Cost. Common Aid Programs Federal Pell Grant Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART)
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Avoiding Scholarship Scams,
Phishing & Identity Theft at AllCost
View with caution any service that requires you to pay
While most scholarship services are legitimate, some may be fraudulent and might charge a lot of money for little information.
Use of social engineering and technical subterfuge to steal consumers' personal identity data and financial account credentials.
When someone, without lawful authority, knowingly transfers or uses a “means of identification” of another person with the intent to commit, or aid or abet, any unlawful activity that violates federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any state or local law.
Source: Identity Theft Resource Center