Phone scams targeting college students

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between September 29, 2020 and October 12, 2020.

September 29, 2020

Many phone scams exist targeting college students. Be vigilant about calls asking for personal information or payment for services you aren’t aware of.

Common examples of phone scams include FBI or IRS representatives demanding payment, receiving new federal grant awards, and more. You can review recent consumer alerts here.

University Police can help if you receive a suspicious phone call. Contact University Police at 863-874-8472, option 2, to determine the validity of the request.

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