Students warned about scholarship scam

February 23, 2009 2:23:36 PM PST
A local college is warning students to watch out for a phone scam that promises scholarship money.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

San Jacinto College sent out the warning. People claiming to represent the US Education Department are offering scholarships and grants. The callers ask for a bank or credit card number for a $249 processing fee, but the call is a fake. Students are not charged a fee for educational grants.

San Jacinto College says they have not heard of any victims so far, but if you receive a similar call, you can report it to the inspector general by calling 1-800-MIS-USED.

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