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Beware of scams – if it seems too good to be true, it is

Posted by on February 1, 2021

University Police recently received reports of scams targeting students from scammers who claim to be employers at reputable companies. Scammers will use fraudulent links and email addresses that appear to be from legitimate companies. They ultimately “hire” the students but then send them counterfeit or stolen checks and ask the students to keep their salary and send back the remainder of the funds from the check.

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Beware emails connected to scams

Posted by on October 17, 2019

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce warns the campus community that two emails connected to scams are being sent to local business. One message is about purchasing ad space for the “Best Business Directory” and another message is about paying for a “2019 Best of Rolla Award,” and it is not tied to the local community.

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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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