scholarship scams : avoid scammers
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4 signs that a scholarship website or offer is a scam
Scholarship scams exist: Many scholarship applicants come from the poorest nations,
poorest communities and poorest families.
Believe it or not, there are people who will seek to exploit
scholarship seekers and defraud scholarship seekers for what
little money they have.
This presentation offers 4 tips that you should NEVER DO.on
Beware:We will write your
scholarship application for you
NEVER PAY A FEE TO ANY PERSON OR COMPANY THAT OFFERS TO PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION.
For a fee $$$$$, of course.
Most scholarship applications are not successful.
Can you really afford to pay $150 each time for 10 or more applications?
Those who seek to profit from disadvantaged scholarship seekers are more likely to be unethical, dishonest people who cannot be trusted with your money. They might copy your application letter from the internet or disappear after you pay them.
Never provide your credit card detailsAny unofficial scholarship application support agency that asks for these details is probably a scammer:
A copy of your birth certificate and/or passport or the details on these documents
Your credit card details
Your bank account details
Copies of other identity documents such as your drivers licence
Copies of your academic transcripts and degrees.
You can provide these details to the university, college or government authority yourself.
Beware of identity theft.
Claim We are the only company that can help youBeware of companies that make claims such as:
WE ARE THE ONLY COMPANY/PERSON THAT HAS A LIST OF THE
SCHOLARSHIPS THAT MATCH YOUR DETAILS. IF YOU DO NOT PAY US A FEE TO
SUPPORT YOU, YOU WILL NEVER LEARN WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS EXIST FOR YOU.
LIAR, LIAR. PANTS ON FIRE..Scholarships details are always advertised for free. Always. Examples can be seen at:
You have been randomly selected as winnerBeware of people and companies that make claims such as:
WE HAVE BEEN SEARCHING THE INTERNET AND SEE THAT YOUR DETAILS ARE
THE BEST PERSON FOR A SCHOLARSHIP WE ARE OFFERING.
LIAR, LIAR. PANTS ON FIRE..Scholarships are never randomly given away to lucky winners.
One of the many examples of this scam is as follows. They will charge you an application
and processing fee of $100 to award you a cash scholarship that does not even exist.
The scammer will not be traceable after you pay your application fee.
NEVER PAY AN APPLICATION OR PROCESSING FEE FOR ANY SCHOLARSHIP
HOW TO SECURE A SCHOLARSHIP.
Cherie ChampPrepare an excellent
curriculum vitae (CV) and covering letter.Upload a friendly presentation on YouTube that introduces yourself and your career goals! Its free to do this.
Prepare a winner original essay even if it is not
requested. Put a copyright stamp on it to show you
Most scholarship applications are not
successful. Choose the right ones and you have a
higher chance. Keep persisting.
If you dont have a strong CV yet, work hard to build one. Volunteer to work for
respected charities and earn some good reference
Free assistance with your scholarship applications.
No personal details required !!!!