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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Tutor Trouble

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College students hoping to end the academic year on a high note, are turning to tutors in order to complete those last assignments.

In this era of virtual resources, some find themselves falling into the online trap of con artists, according to the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois.

"…generally, what we're seeing is students who are going online looking for some tutoring help in college, and what they're finding is an opportunity not just to get help, but to have somebody actually do the homework for you." -- says Jessica Tharp, President/CEO, Better Business Bureau.

Unfornately for some, getting more than they bargained for.

Tharp says even legitimate tutoring companies are now becoming the target of these online thieves.

Getting phony requests from all over the globe.

"…and the e-mail comes through saying, hey, we want you to tutor our son, Joe. And we're going to be sending you $1,000 or more…"
"Only, of course, they're going to want your banking information to transfer the money to you, when in fact, their interest is only to take money from you."

The Better Business Bureau offers a number of tips on their website www.bbb.org

Donnie Tillman

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