As colleges campuses begin to fill up across Minnesota, students need to be aware of several scams starting to circulate.
“Scammers know to target college students because really it’s the first time on their own, the first time really having to think for themselves.”
Bess Ellenson with the Better Business Bureau says one scam involves fraudulent job offers.
“Money is tight for college students, they have busy lives. These job offers fit right in. They offer too good to be true pay, perfect hours. So these scams are very appealing for college students.”
Ellenson says, as always, scammers are after personal information. So students should be wary if someone ramps up the pressure to secure a job, a new credit card, housing, or even scholarships.