There is always a possibility when applying for things online for people to be taken advantage of. Here are some quick tips to remember when applying:
- Never provide financial information when applying. All reputable grants and scholarships should be free to apply for.
- Be wary of emails saying you have received a scholarship for anything you have not applied for. This is a common fishing scam to get you to give up important information such as SS#.
- Avoid any company that promises exclusive access to scholarships. Usually this is an attempt to get money from applicants for freely available information online.
If there is any concern that a company or scholarship is fraudulent you can always check local attorney generals office or better business bureau to see if there is reports of fraud.