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Mon October 29, 2012
SIUC Police Warn of E-mail Scam
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety is alerting students and the public to be cautious in responding to unsolicited emails that have been recently responsible for two students losing several thousand dollars.
Captain Kay Doan says the emails were sent out with part–time job offers and "help wanted" advertisements. Doan emphasizes the need to be cautious with emails promising money for work that has never been performed. She says if an offer sounds like it is too good to be true, than it probably is. She suggests to anyone that has been receiving these emails not to respond when the sender is not recognizable or if the offer seems to be suspicious.
The SIU Department of Public Safety and Carbondale Police Department are working closely with The U.S. Postal Inspection Service to investigate the issue at hand. If students live on campus, they can contact the SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety. If students that experience similar issues live off campus, they can contact the Carbondale Police Department.