Student Information Guide on Fraud Scams

We all have heard stories about credit card, online or phone fraud, and identity theft. Every year, thousands of students in the U.S. become victims of fraud, scams, and other forms of deception. Knowing how to spot fraud can protect yourself and be your best—line of defense.

From time to time Suffolk’s Information Technology Services sends out notices about widespread phishing and other online exploits that have been identified as potential fraud. These are important notices. But there are always many other kinds of scams that target students outside of those that Suffolk ITS is able to identify. These other forms can involve taxes, scholarships and loans, roommate rentals, student visas, and even blackmail/sexual exploitation.

The Student’s Guide to Fraud Scams [PDF] will help you identify suspicious activity and protect yourself. Remember to trust your instincts, ask the right questions before engaging with a situation that may seem fraudulent, and reach out to Suffolk University Police at 617-573-8333 for help.

If you would like to learn more, or if you think you have been a victim of fraud, contact the Suffolk University Police Department at 617-573-8333. We are here to provide the resources and information to help you to protect yourself from fraud and scams.