Scam Alert

It is the time of year where students (especially high school seniors) are applying to college and also looking for scholarships and preparing to apply for other types of financial aid. So Moms of college age children please remind your kids that the government WILL NOT CALL THEM to offer them grants.


I received a message from the U.S. Department of Education saying that students have been scammed by telemarketers who contact them, and tell them they have won a government grant, then they ask for their bank account information. Many students are savvy enough to realize the call must be a scam, but some are taken in.


Help your kids avoid such scams by reviewing the following information at  ”Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way to College,” available at


(direct link to US Department of Education Consumer Protection publications section:

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