Students cautioned to be wary of scams as they prepare to attend postsecondary


Students are being cautioned about scams as they prepare to begin the new school year. A recent article from details a variety of tuition, rent, textbook, and phishing scams that students at McMaster University have fallen prey to. One student was targeted by a scam where a third party offered to pay their tuition at a discounted rate provided that the student sent $5K to the third party to repay them. At Algoma University, several international students have reportedly been scammed by a classmate who offered to have their father pay tuition on their behalf and then disputed the tuition payment after receiving money from the students. AlgomaU is helping the victims access the student relief fund and ensuring they can register for the Fall semester.

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