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Oklahoma State University is alerting the campus to a situation near the OSU Stillwater campus. 

Earlier today Stillwater Police responded to a structure fire near Husband Street and Hall of Fame Avenue where a body was discovered. Through the course of the investigation two persons of interest were encountered near Highway 1-77 and East Maple. During that encounter one person was shot and killed by police the other person of interest was taken into custody. 

None of the people involved is believed to be affiliated with the university. 

Scam Alert 1/29/2015

Oklahoma State University is warning the campus of an apparent phone scam targeting taxpayers. The suspect or caller impersonates an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee and asks the victim for money or personal information.  According to reports, the victims are either told they owe the IRS money or are receiving a tax refund in order to obtain private information.  Some victims have even received “urgent” messages asking they call the suspects back.  

OSU Police remind everyone to never give financial or personal information to anyone over the phone. Anyone who has received such a call or who may have been a victim to this scam should call OSU Police Department at 405.744.6523.

Oklahoma State University Police have been notified by the FBI of two scams targeting university students and employees. Both warnings originate from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center or iC3. 

Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges. For more information visit http://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150113-1.aspx

Scam Alert 1/15/2015

University Employee Payroll Scam

University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mail contains a link directing the employee to login to their human resources website to identify this change. The website provided appears very similar to the legitimate site in an effort to steal the employee’s credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer takes that information and signs into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information. This redirects the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam.For more information visit http://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150113-2.aspx.

According to the FBI, internet crime schemes steal millions of dollars each year. If you feel you have been a victim of this crime or have information please go to www.ic3.gov to file a complaint or for additional information.

Internet Crime Prevention Tips 

Oklahoma State University has learned of an off-campus scam targeting students. Reportedly individuals are posing as students and going door-to-door or approaching people at area shopping centers saying they are collecting money for a class project to send care packages to military personnel overseas. In exchange for a donation the suspects are giving contributors a pink “voucher” they say can be reimbursed by the university. 

This is not a legitimate fundraising effort by any current student or university organization. If you have already been a victim of the scam or are approached by individuals who claim to be collecting money for any organized class project or student organization, you shouldn’t give them money or personal information and report it to police.  

Oklahoma State University Police Department: 405.744.6523

Stillwater Police Department: 405.372.4171

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