This is an information blog which will be updated with fraudulent emails and situations. It is posted with the intent on assisting our community identify frauds before they give money or personal information.
Timely Warning: Fraudulent Sales of Comedy Club Tickets
The Boston University Police have received several reports of scams involving the fraudulent sales of comedy club tickets.
Boston University Community: Fraud Alert
There have been four reported incidents in our community since September 6, 2021. Some schemes are designed to capitalize on a fear of not cooperating with government authorities and many seem to target the Asian community.
Top Ten Fraud Prevention Tips
Fraud and scams of various sorts are becoming one of the most common crimes.
What Happens When you Respond to Scam EMAILs (Funny)
We recommend deleting scam emails or forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org if they are coming to or from BU email accounts. This TED Talk is a funny look at these types of scams.
Pet Sitting Scam
Don’t fall for this one… There are a couple of different versions of this scam going around. This is in the ‘too good to be true’ category. The scammer ‘spoofed’ a legitimate bu.edu email (so we won’t show that here). Spoofing means they send from a different email (such as gmail or hotmail and make […]