Beware of unemployment fraud attempts

Posted by on April 27, 2021

The University Police would like to let the campus community know that there have been several reports of fraudulent unemployment applications being filed in the names of several members of the campus community, primarily employees. If you receive a notice that an unemployment application was completed in your name without your consent, please follow these steps:

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Get tips to shop safely online

Posted by on December 7, 2020

Buying holiday gifts online? The U.S. Secret Service’s Cyber Fraud Task Force offers tips for avoiding fraud and protecting your transactions. Get them here.

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Beware of fraud attempts

Posted by on December 3, 2020

The University Police remind the campus community that criminals often use the holiday season as a time to commit fraud. A recent scam in the local area involves someone who calls and claims to represent Apple. Doug Roberts, chief of University Police, offers the following tips:

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Beware of scammers posing as ICE officers

Posted by on November 9, 2020

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has provided information about a scam currently being targeted at international students. The scam includes people saying they are calling from ICE and asking for payment.

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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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