How to try to avoid scams and fraud

Examples of Scams

1.They insist that they send you a check of a much higher value than what you had asked for the homestay fee and ask you to wire the balance via money transfer service. The cashier's check is, of course, fake.

2.They might mention their mother or father had died or some other sort of pitiful story.

3.They never give you any exact arrival date or the name of the school in which they are registered.

If you received any of these kinds of emails from someone, please don't contact them any further or give out any financial information such as a bank account number. They are trying to scam you.

Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?

Federal Trade Commission

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Your local police department


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