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Caution Against Education Scams: Rely on the U.S. Embassy for Accurate Information
August 15, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Doha is committed to safeguarding educational pursuits of Qatari residents.  In recent months, there has been an increase in fraudulent offers claiming to promote educational opportunities, scholarships, and training programs in the United States.  The U.S. Embassy urges all Qatari residents to be cautious and not share personal or financial information in response to unsolicited calls, texts, social media messages, or emails.

Rely on the U.S. Embassy to ensure you are on the right path for your U.S. educational pursuits.  We are here to provide reliable information on U.S. university applications and educational opportunities free of charge.  The U.S. Embassy offers the following:

  • Accurate Information:  We offer accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
  • Free Information:  We will never ask you to pay or provide banking/personal information to access our educational resources.
  • Direct Contact:  Connect with us:

If you believe you have been the victim of an internet scam

  1. Do not send money.  Unfortunately, any money that you might already have sent will probably not be recoverable.
  2. End all communication with the scammer immediately and contact Qatar’s Ministry of Interior via the Metrash 2 app and notify the U.S. Embassy by emailing DohaSecurity@state.gov.
  3. If the scam originated through a particular website or on social media, notify the administrators of that platform.