Be wary of scholarship information that does not provide a phone number, this could be an indication of a fraud.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
Spring is in the air, and most of the upcoming graduates from the class of 2011 have already applied for college. Life is busy for students and parents making post-graduate plans. This is the time of year when scholars are seeking aid with rising college costs, and Lookup.com wants to help protect students from falling prey to the latest scams. Every year students lose money to fraudulent companies wanting to make a buck from college dreams. Lookup.com offers tips and public record search services that protect students and families from losing much needed finances.
Be aware of the following signs of fraud when seeking college scholarships:-
1. Winning a scholarship the student and family have not applied for - Any phone calls, emails or letters proclaiming awards of an unsolicited scholarship are most likely illegitimate. Do not give any information, or return any phone calls.
2. Be Cautious of scholarship search engines that charge a fee - There are many excellent free search engines. Do not pay for scholarship search results. Legitimate scholarships do not keep their information a secret.
3. Be aware of phone numbers - Provided or not, this can be an important detail for detecting scams. If provided, use Lookup.com to search for information on the phone number provided. Lookup.com provides information by simply entering the 10-digit number provided. Be wary of scholarship information that does not provide a phone number, this could be an indication of a fraud.
4. No evidence of past winners - Use Lookup.com to search the scholarship. Most scholarships like to share information and boast of their winners, so if no evidence is found it is likely they are fraudulent. This is not always the case, however, when the scholarship is new.
5. Fake nonprofit status - Just because a name has the word "foundation" in it that does not necessarily make it a nonprofit. Be sure to research the "foundation" granting the scholarship in the Lookup.com search engine.
Lookup.com provides highly relevant, comprehensive search that integrates public data from various information sources and profiles to provide information, allowing users to perform searches using a name, address or phone number. Real-time feeds from ever increasing sources gather information that includes public records, email addresses, and locations.
Many regular search engines crawl the surface of information available and lack the ability to return anything other than basic information. Lookup.com is able to search the deep web, making the site the best source for information search, from a basic address to a background check. Lookup.com provides a reliable source for parents and recent graduates to protect against scholarship fraud.
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