Scam Alert: US Embassy Reveals Students Being Asked To Pay Money For Fake Scholarships

Scam Alert: US Embassy Reveals Students Being Asked To Pay Money For Fake Scholarships

  • US embassy in Ghana has served notice of a scam that asks students to make a down payment in exchange for scholarships in US colleges
  • The scam alert stated that the US government or its agencies will not demand money for scholarship deals
  • The embassy has asked the public to get information directly from Education USA or via the official US embassy email

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The United States embassy in Accra has issued a scam alert to students about a scheme promising scholarships in US colleges in exchange for money.

In a post on Facebook, the embassy said the US government or its education agencies do not demand money for scholarship applications.

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The US embassy in Accra wants students to be vigilant about fraudulent schemes. Source: Instagram/@fillaboyzdotcom
Source: Instagram
“Ghanaian students have received phone calls claiming to be from EducationUSA or from the US Embassy offering scholarships to study in the United States in exchange for a down payment.

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“Official US Government educational and exchange opportunities DO NOT require a payment or down payment to apply. Do not be scammed. Get information directly from EducationUSA or email:” the embassy said.

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