Scam Alert is Your College Or University a Diploma Mill?
Scam Alert is a website that was created to give students and parents of college graduates the ability to protect their children from diploma mills. The site offers free educational material, which includes a scam alert version of the standard security alert. This scam alert advises parents that their child has received an offer of a free education, but that there is no diploma or certificate of completion. This warning is part of the wider anti-diploma scam campaign that was begun by the Federal Trade Commission in May of 2021.
The scam alert is designed to be easy for any user to understand and use. It offers four warning signs that your university or college may be offering a fake degree. A “degree from scam school” will be displayed next to the school name on the website. The other signs include an offer for a “proof of diploma” or “proof of enrollment” as well as an address and phone number that is not valid.
The “degree from scam school” logo is displayed at the top of every page on the scam alert website. The words “scam alert” are also displayed above the logo. There are two main methods that scam alert uses to determine whether the university or college is legitimate. The first method is called the school recognition program. Under this program, schools that are listed with the Commission on Higher Education’s List of Approved Schools are assumed to be legitimate. In order for a school to be accepted into this list, it must meet a certain number of criteria, including having a faculty and students who have been accredited by one or more national agencies.
Another way that scam alert uses is to compare the names of the faculty members with those of the students enrolled at the university. If the names match, then the school is considered legitimate. If the names do not match, then the school is considered to be a diploma mill. It is important to note that this does not mean that the school is a diploma mill and that every legitimate institution of higher education will accept students with criminal records and diplomas without question.
So, what exactly goes on in a scam alert email? First, the scam alert email will send out emails to various people. These emails will include either a link or a text message that will take them to a website. At the website, there will be a fake offer for a degree from a school that you think is genuine. If you click on the link, you will be taken to a website where you will have to enter your personal information. Some scammers will use fake security numbers, passwords, or other elements that make it impossible for you to gain access to the website.
The purpose of this scam alert is to try and get as much personal information as possible from you, and the most personal information they can get from you is your Social Security number. Other bits of information the scammers may ask for are your date of birth, your address, phone number, and even a credit card. Sometimes they will even ask for your previous addresses or cell phone numbers. This is done in an effort to try and get enough information to commit your identity to the scammer. If enough information is collected, it is possible to commit a federal crime.
In order to avoid being scammed, it is very important to be aware of any scam alerts that are sent out by email. You should always keep your eyes open for any spam alerts on your email inbox. If there is a spam warning, it is important to ignore it. Also, make sure that you are indeed signed onto the school’s server, as many scammers will use fake emails to try and gain access to your accounts.
It is also important to watch out for suspicious changes in your computer’s email settings. Many times, scam alert emails are sent through email attachments. If you find an email attachment with a suspicious attachment that you are unsure of, it is best to delete the file and report the scam. In many cases, this will solve the problem, but it is never a good idea to play games with your computer’s files because viruses can corrupt files and have severe consequences.
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