October 6, 2000
Congress Cracks Down on Scholarship-Search Scams
Congress gave final approval last week to legislation that would allow the government to pursue criminal charges against fraudulent scholarship-search companies.
The bill, which was approved by a voice vote in the House of Representatives, aims to crack down on unscrupulous companies that pose as foundations and promise college scholarships to students for a fee. The Senate passed identical legislation last November, and President Clinton is expected to sign