Beware of sextortion crimes

Posted by on December 5, 2022

Area law enforcement agencies, including the University Police, have noticed a significant increase in “sextortion” cases. 

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Beware direct deposit scam

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Missouri S&T has received reports of scam emails that request the recipient to change his or her direct deposit information. If you receive this request, you should react this way:

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Beware printer scam

Posted by on March 4, 2019

Employees have reported a recent scam in which a caller will claim to have discounted printer toners after verifying the employee’s name and job title. Without agreeing to purchase the toners or placing an order, the company may ship the items and an invoice. In one instance, the company name was Advanced Imaging Systems.

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Beware of scams

Posted by on November 9, 2017

University Police has received a complaint of attempted fraud related to unsolicited telephone calls. The department reminds the campus community to keep the following tips in mind when receiving a phone call or email:

  • No reputable company or organization will call you to tell you owe taxes or have an unpaid debt, such as electricity or telephone. No legitimate company will require you to send funds electronically or place funds on a pre-paid card to satisfy a debt. If in doubt, hang up the phone and call the police.
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