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Scam Notice

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 15:43

Warn_GlobePocatello Police report that ISU students are being targeted by scammers claiming to befrom the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The scammers are calling students and telling them that there is an “issue” with their taxes or financial aid. The student is directed to report to Western Union to make payment to resolve the false issue or their financial aid will be cancelled. According to the police department the scammers are using the ISU directory to gain basic information about the student such as major, email and phone number.

If students want to unlist their phone number from the ISU Directory, they can go to BengalWeb, choose “Academic Tools,” and then under “Student Records” they can hit the link for “update address and phone number.” At this last link, they can click on the “primary phone” link and then can check the box “unlisted.” To get a full Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) block and have all student information blocked from the ISU Directory students can contact the Registrar.

If a student thinks they have been targeted in a scam they can contact ISU Public Safety at 282-2515.

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ISU students were targeted in a similar scam last spring