• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Fake “Secret Shopper” and Sextortion Scams Target BU Students

  1. Hi ,
    I have received an email stating I have been selected for a job opportunity

    BU Immediate Job Opportunity : You have been Selected For this Position around your Current Location.


    You have been Selected for the Post of Service Inspection around your Vicinity.
    This Position will not affect your current Employment OR Study and allow
    you to Work from anywhere you are Presently within the U.S.A.
    Note : This Position is Open to All & Referral from other Schools is Allowed.

    Click here – Read More about the Job Details.

    Best Regards,
    BU Career Center || Job Placement Dept.
    © 2021 • Boston University •

    Is this a genuine job posting ? I am asking because I might have opened the link provided. However I have not shared any personal information with them.

    1. You should contact the BU Police Dept immediately. This is most likely part of a scam that is hitting college campuses and which we wrote about here yesterday [https://www.bu.edu/articles/2021/fake-secret-shopper-and-sextortion-scams-target-bu-students/]. You can contact BUPD by calling 617-353-2121.

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