phone scam

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

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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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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Beware of new telephone scam

Posted by on September 15, 2015

Missouri S&T has received reports of a new telephone scam targeting our students. Callers impersonate an officer from the Rolla Police Department or the IRS and manipulate the caller ID to make the call appear to come from an official source. IT security has reported these incidents to local FBI officials. Many of these scammers […]

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