9 Scams Every College Student and Parent Must Avoid

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Imagine you’re a scam artist looking for a vulnerable group to prey on.

Older people are often good marks, but they’re generally dispersed throughout the population. The very young are too often protected by parents and may not have enough money to make them worthwhile targets. But college students? Perfect.

College students are old enough to have money, young enough to be vulnerable and likely to be away from home for the first time. Added bonus: They’re easy to find because they congregate by the thousands on campuses nationwide.

So, take a few minutes to study the following common college scams.

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