Jennifer Galactica (habituallydaft) wrote in uw,
Jennifer Galactica
habituallydaft
uw

if they thought it was important enough to email us i thought it was important enough to post it

Warning: Possible Scam Involving Fin Aid


We have been warned about a scholarship scam occurring in other states.
Someone claiming to be a representative of the US Department of Educa-
tion is calling students, offering them grants, and asking for bank
account numbers so a processing fee can be charged. The caller tells
students he understands the student has federal student loans and offers
to replace the loans with an $8000 grant. The caller explains that a
processing fee must be charged and obtains the student's checking
account information.

Please be aware that this is a scam. The caller is not connected with
the US Department of Education so do not share your bank account
information with this individual. You should never provide any bank
account or credit card information over the phone unless you have
initiated the call and trust the compnay or organization that you are
calling.

If you are a victim of a scam or want to report fraud, please contact
The Office of Inspector General at oig.hotline@ed.gov (1-800-647-8733)
or the Federal Trade Commission at ww.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
(1-877-382-4357).

For more information about identity theft prevention you can visit
www.ed.gov/misused.

Office of Student Financial Aid

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Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Washington
Street Address: 1400 NE Campus Parkway, Schmitz Hall, Room 105
Mailing Address: Financial Aid, Box 355880, Seattle, WA 98195-5880
Phone: 206/543-6101 FAX: 206/685-1338 E-mail: osfa@u.washington.edu
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa
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