- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is warning Chinese students about an Internet scam aimed at them and their parents.

Lincoln television station KOLN reports (https://bit.ly/1N7j2gA ) that the students are being contacted through an instant message site and are told to change their passwords and security information.

Then the scammers use the students’ accounts to communicate with the students’ parents, asking for money to be wired.

Vice chancellor for student affairs Juan Franco says the scam “makes us feel really bad that people are trying to take advantage of young people, young people who are trying to better themselves.”

The university’s International Student and Scholar Office is in contact with other Big Ten schools that have seen similar scams.


Information from: KOLN-TV, https://www.kolnkgin.com

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