Scammers Are Targeting High School Students’ Parents
If you have a kid who's in high school and planning on taking the PSAT or SAT tests, don't fall for a scam that's recently popped up around the country. And because the SAT test is now the standard college exam test in Michigan, it may be headed to Michigan.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the scam involves somebody calling and claiming to be from The College Board - the organization that administers the PSAT and SAT tests. The caller tells you they need a credit card number so they can send prep materials that have been ordered by your kid - and they may even have your kid's name address and phone number (which is a little concerning by itself) Of course, you want to make sure your kid gets a good score and, if you're like me, by the time they get that deep into high school - pulling out your credit card is learned muscle memory, so....
Well, don't do it this time. According to the FTC, The College Board "will never ask you to give credit card, bank account or password information over the phone or via email".
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