Campus Security is warning the Brock community of a scam that is targeting international students.
By providing contact information that appears to be legitimate, scammers are posing as members of law enforcement agencies and trying to get money from students in the form of gift cards or bitcoin. No law enforcement agency would require payment in this way.
Some tips to consider if students think they are being scammed:
- Do not disclose personal information over the phone to someone you do not know.
- If you are informed of a traffic collision, kidnapping or other emergency involving a loved one, remain calm and verify with a person you trust.
- If you suspect you are the victim of a scam call, contact: Brock Campus Security at 905-688-5550 x3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111.
- You can also file a complaint through the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at tipsubmit.com
Brock Campus Security is committed to ensuring the safety of all students and is partnering with Brock International Services to provide information regarding this and other scams.