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Malaysian Student Almost Fell for a NASA Scholarship Scam

Published by Afterschool.my on May 04, 2020, 02:36 pm

Muhammad Azhar Ali claimed he almost fell for a scholarship scam on his Twitter account and he cautions everyone to be more careful.

On May 3rd, the Malaysian student took to Twitter to share his experience when he received the news that he won a scholarship from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the United States.

The news was so celebrated that even Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as well as Science, Technology and Innovation minister Khairy Jamaluddin shared their congratulations. But not long after, speculations arise when the unclear nature of the challenge Muhammad Azhar participated in, coupled with the grammatical mistakes and typographical error in his "Nasa certificate" gained attention.

In his Twitter thread here, Muhammad Azhar explained that he took actions to verify his acceptance, including writing a letter to NASA.

According to the 20-year-old student, the portal attached in his acceptance email all pointed to a shady situation. He believed he was almost scammed.

“I’m not going to apologise upon being a Victim of a Scam” tweeted Muhammad Azhar, but “…we should always check for authenticity before engaging or posing any form of news to the public”.

Muhammad Azhar also proceeded to thank those who pointed out the flaws for him. 

Scholarship scams are popular and a lot of innocent and unsuspecting students have fallen for it numerous times. It's always important to double check the validity of such scholarships. 

To check the validity of scholarships, refer to Afterschool.my’s scholarship page right HERE. All scholarships listed with us are official and valid.

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