Online Scammers Promise Education Grants

Most people have heard of diploma mills -- the unaccredited schools that charge outrageous tuition fees and award useless degrees. According to a recent report by NewsOK.com, the newest scammers are targeting students who are searching for education grants online:

Beware of online offers that promise grants to pay for college " for a small fee.

The Better Business Bureau has dozens of consumer complaints from consumers claiming they did not receive what they paid for.

The best way to learn what grants are available is to visit a school's financial aid office, experts say, or go online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

This is just one more thing that students need to be aware of when conducting their school research online. Because college students are so often targets in these scams, they should make sure to research the credibility of any online source that charges a fee prior to handing out their money.

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