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Ryan Gough

FBI Warns of New Fraud Scam Targeting Colleges and Universities


Fraudsters impersonating vendors who have an existing relationship with the institution have been contacting colleges and universities by email or phone, requesting electronic payments to bank accounts that are different than what is on file at the institution. Be cautious!

The FBI recommends that you remain vigilant regarding vendor payment for both known and new vendors. They suggest that you verify any changes or payments by phone or in person with the vendor in question by contacting the vendor directly.

You can read the complete FBI alert here.