September 24, 2021

An Echo Press Editorial: College students: Beware of these scams

It’s back-to-school time and if you are a college student it’s time to be wary of scams.

As college students begin a new semester, they’re spending money on tuition payments and school supplies, making them the target of a range of schemes.

According to the Better Business Bureau’s most recent Scam Tracker Risk Report, adults ages 18-24 reported the highest median losses – $150 – and many of the scams took place online.

The bureau said that with many colleges considering their COVID-19 policies for school years, scammers will still take advantage of the situation using tactics that have worked in the past.

The bureau gave an example: A scammer will get a student’s personal information through a phishing email that claims to be from the school’s “Financial…

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