Archive | July 3, 2018

Graduation Scam (7-3-18)

There have been reports of a new scam targeting students who have graduated or are near graduation. The scam is conducted over phone, the scammer will state that the victim will need to give back their degree because they are missing class credits and/or owe money to the school. The scammer claims they have agents on the way to take the degree. The scammer will give information such as student housing records, class/grade info, and graduation info in an attempt to appear more legitimate. Please be advised that the call is a scam.

If VCU needs to reach out to you for unpaid debt they will do so with email. You can also check your e-services account to check for unpaid balance. If VCU needs to revoke your degree they will ask you to return it by mail or destroy it. If you are unsure about your status or have questions about your degree, you should contact the Office of Records and Registration directly at rar@vcu.edu. If you received a phone call such as this, hang up and do not contact them back.

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Internship Availability Jobs, Employment, Scam (6-24-18)

The following is a job offer scam. The scammer is posing as an employer with an opportunity for the victim. This is a scam, do not respond to the scammer and delete the email if you have received it.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that the scammer are the non- business email used and the attached file with little to no writing in the body of the email. In this particular scam, the scammer has appeared to have attached the wrong file. The file attached (Shown below) is an application for a house.

Ignore and delete the email if you have received it.
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From: Abdelkader Alshboul ama458@uclive.ac.nz
Date: June 24, 2018 at 4:10:25 PM EDT
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Internship Availability Jobs, Employment.

FIRST NAME:
MIDDLE NAME:
LAST NAME:
DATE OF BIRTH:
PROFESSION:
COMPANY WEBSITE:
DRIVERS LICENSE ID CARD:
PHONE: (CELL)PHONE: (WORK)PHONE: (HOME)PHONE:
MARITAL STATUS:

KIDS :
(YES/NO), HOW MANY_
PRESENT ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP CODE:

HOW LONG IF RENTING

WHY ARE YOU LEAVING:

HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?

WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN:

HOW SOON CAN YOU SECURE THE PROPERTY AND MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT?

WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU WISH TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE House:

IF YOU HAVE A PET

KIND OF PETS:

HABITS

DO YOU SMOKE:

DO YOU DRINK:

DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT:

REFERENCE

NAME

ADDRESS

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