Beware of new internet fraud offering employment

Posted by on August 9, 2023

The University Police has received a report from a student who was the victim of an internet fraud. The victim received an unsolicited email from a Gmail account seeking employees for a part-time data-entry job that offers great pay and a flexible schedule.

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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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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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Phone call about a warrant? It’s a scam

Posted by on September 23, 2020

University Police received reports recently of phone scams. The scam involves a caller who is supposedly representing a government agency, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Federal Reserve. As part of the scam, the caller tells the individual that an active warrant was issued for their arrest because of debt.

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Beware of phishing, spoofing emails

Posted by on January 13, 2020

Recently, Missouri S&T staff have reported receiving emails from university administrators that appear to be a phishing or spoofing attempts. These attempts try to trick recipients into believing that the “sender” wants some help, in this case a favor or an errand. Do not respond to these emails.

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Beware of phishing scam, gift cards request

Posted by on December 5, 2019

University Police received reports recently of a phishing scam targeting S&T community members. The scam involves an email supposedly from someone the recipient knows and a spoofed Missouri S&T email address that is really a Gmail address, such as

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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 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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