The Virginia Tech Police Department has recently received reports of students becoming the victims of fraud after receiving telephone calls from individuals claiming to be members of a law enforcement or another agency.
Jun 10, 2016
Scam Alert: Phone scam targeting Virginia Tech students
During these calls, the victims are told that they owe the government money and, if they are unable to pay the amount while still on the phone, they will be arrested. The callers then instruct the victims to purchase various gift cards and provide the numbers to them. After obtaining the gift card numbers, the callers usually hang up without giving any further instructions.
- Jun 10, 2016 Scam Alert: Phone scam targeting Virginia Tech students