Students and other members of the Brock community should be on alert as attempts have been made to scam multiple students recently through a common cheque-cashing fraud.
The scam originates when the victim responds to a what they think is a real job ad on a reputable job posting website. They are then contacted by someone pretending to be Brock University President Gervan Fearon, who sends them what looks like a real pay cheque. The victims are instructed to deposit the cheque and send payment back in the form of Bitcoin.
This is a scam and anyone who thinks they have been contacted as part of this fraudulent activity should immediately contact Brock Campus Security at 905-688-5550 x4300.
Additionally, any victims who have sent money back as part of this scam should contact Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111 or visit a local police detachment.