Beware of fraud – do not pay debts with gift cards

Posted by on April 26, 2019

University Police recently received reports of a scam targeting international students. The scam involves someone who claims to be with law enforcement (e.g. police, sheriff, etc.) calling students and threatening arrest for breaking a law or not paying a tax.

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Beware of phone scam

Posted by on March 25, 2019

The University Police has been notified of a recent fraud scheme that involves someone calling who claims to be with the Social Security Administration. The caller asks the victim to provide their Social Security Number so that their file can be pulled.

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Beware of scam targeting international students, employees

Posted by on September 27, 2018

University Police have received reports of a scam targeting international students, staff and faculty. The scam involves someone supposedly from a foreign governmental agency contacting the recipient via phone and informing the intended victim that he or she violated the law in their county. Doug Roberts, chief of Missouri S&T’s University Police, offers the following tips to avoid falling for a scam:

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Beware of scam

Posted by on June 13, 2018

University Police has received a complaint of attempted fraud related to a telephone call from someone claiming to be with S&T’s police department with a “spoofed” phone number that appeared to be University Police’s number, 341-4300. The caller said the student owed money and threatened arrest if the student did not pay the caller. The department reminds the campus community to keep the following tips in mind:

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