Each fall, college students set out to spend money on building a new college life–but scammers may take advantage of students’ inexperience and try and steal some of that money through schemes and scams.


“According to BBB’s Scam Tracker Risk Report back in 2018, 42-percent of students reported a loss when exposed to a scam as compared to just over 28-percent of non-students so that’ a big number.”


The Minnesota Better Business Bureau’s Bao Vang says many scams aimed at college students involve fake credit card offers, too-good-to-be-true apartments and scholarship offers. She’s urging students to do their homework and research before accepting any offer that seems too good to be true.