Using State of the Art Security
Scholars Online employs the best security policies and practices to protect its members, whether parent, student, or teacher.
Scholars Online does no telemarketing. We only contact by phone those family members or prospective members who have explicitly requested phone calls rather than email exchanges. We do not ever require payment or request any personal financial information in a phone call. Please do not give any personal or any financial information over the phone to anyone who calls you, unless you requested the call and know the caller.
Scholars Online has been notified by several different people that they were called by someone claiming to be from Scholars Online and subjected to intrusive questions and even threats. We have no idea who is behind this, but rest assured that Scholars Online is not responsible. If anyone calls you, claiming to be from us, and is in the least annoying or intrusive, feel free to hang up. If you are uncertain, you can ask the caller, "what does e pluribus unum mean?" or "who was crowned Emperor of the Romans in 800 A.D.?" or "what is the square root of negative one?" Anyone from Scholars Online will know the answers.
More seriously: if you get a phone number from the caller, please email us with that information, so that we can collect evidence of the impersonation. You should also report the call(s) to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the Scams and Ripoffs > Impersonator Scams option, and enter the circumstances of the call and any contact information the user gave you.