College students being targeted in phone scam

The FBI is warning college students around the country to be on the lookout for a phone scam.

The federal law enforcement agency said they have received multiple calls from various college campuses claiming a caller has identified themselves as someone from the federal government or a FBI agent. Student’s caller ID also showed the FBI’s official number.

According to the FBI, scammers are threatening college students with arrest and ineligibility of graduating if they fail to pay student loans, fees, or overdue parking tickets. Students are then asked to pay by wiring money through a MoneyGram.

Scammers will also say they have personal student information in order to get students to reveal more details about themselves.

Remember, the FBI does not call citizens requesting money and will never ask for personal information.

If you receive a call like this, report it to BBB’s Scam Tracker and file a complaint with the FBI.

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