As the year comes to an end, OISS has been hearing more frequent reports of students falling victim to sophisticated telephone and internet scams designed to get their target to transfer money or personal information. Callers often pretend to be from law enforcement and threaten the victims with arrest or deportation to convince them to transfer money or disclose personal information.
We want you all to stay safe and happy and to avoid making any such costly mistakes.
Recent scams have presented themselves as coming from a known phone number or email address. If a caller asks you for information, you can ask to call them back at a number you are familiar with. It is safer if YOU make the call. If they will not agree, then it is likely a scam.
Please keep the following in mind:
Neither the Police nor ICE nor the FBI:
Legitimate business phone calls will not:
Please protect yourself by:
If you believe that you have encountered one of these scams, please let OISS and the TUPD know. A police report may be necessary to recover some of your lost money.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach to OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org.