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Avoid the most common bank-to-school scams

With summer winding down, a new school year is just around the corner, promising new opportunities, experiences, and friendships. As many students are planning their return to school, scammers are working overtime to cheat students and their parents out of hard-earned savings. Fortunately, by learning about the most common scams targeting students before the school year starts, you can protect yourself and those you love from falling victim.

The high school diploma scam

For those of us who didn’t complete high school in a traditional setting, programs are available to finish coursework and earn a diploma. But scammers have identified ways of capitalizing on people seeking to earn their degrees later in life, and falling for one of these scams costs victims money and time and still results in no diploma.


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