Like other scams, the goal of scholarship scams is to deceive, using a lot of clever tactics, like asking for money in advance or promising a scholarship with a “money back guarantee.” The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information to the public about ways to avoid scholarships scams. To learn more about scholarships scams and/or file a complaint, visit FTC’s Web site at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/scholarship/index.html