Identity Theft & Scams
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country and we are all potential targets. While no one can guarantee that you won’t be victimized, understanding as much as you can about how these criminals operate can reduce your vulnerability.
- What is identity theft?
- How does it happen?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What should I do if I become a victim?
Find answers to these important questions at the links below:
Scholarship scam operations prey on students trying to get money to help with college expenses.
How can you tell the difference between a scholarship scam and a legitimate scholarship program? Most legitimate scholarship programs are earnestly trying to give their money to candidates who meet their eligibility criteria. Usually, there is no fee to apply.
For additional resources on how to avoid scholarship scams visit:
- Federal Trade Commission
- Office of the Inspector General
- U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission
- College Board