FBI Warns of Scam Targeting Chinese Students

Chinese students be warned! On May 9, 2024, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the latest scam targeting Chinese communities, including university students. From the FBI website:

The FBI Washington Field Office is warning the public about a scam targeting Chinese communities in the U.S. and students attending U.S. universities. In this scheme, criminals pose as law enforcement officials from China to defraud victims, threatening the victims to build plausibility. They tell victims that they are the subjects of criminal investigations in China and convince them to pay to avoid arrest or deportation.

Read the full announcement on the FBI website.

There are many scams targeting international students. Many try to impersonate government officials or law enforcement. If you are concerned about any communications, please contact the ISS Office for help.

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