BU's Asian Students Targeted in Global Phone Scam

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A global phone fraud that has scammed three of BU’s Asian students out of $124,500, and unsuccessfully targeted a fourth, has prompted the BU Police Department to issue alerts about warning signs for students.

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A global phone fraud that has scammed three of BU’s Asian students out of $124,500, and unsuccessfully targeted a fourth, has prompted the BU Police Department to issue alerts about warning signs for students when approached by someone claiming to be an authority figure and demanding personal information. In the last few months, the same scheme has ensnared would-be victims in New York, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, Canada, and Australia, according to BU Police.

The BUPD has posted tips for students on how to protect themselves (more information below) as well as an informational video.

Source: BU Today. Click for full article.

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  • Created By: cjohnson401
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 27, 2018 - 1:12pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018 - 1:12pm