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Feds warn UB students of email scam

An email offering at home employment opportunities is a scam targeting University at Buffalo students, federal authorities said.

The scam starts with an email, with checks payable to the student, sent to the student's personal UB account, according to officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE says the checks are counterfeit and worthless.

The email also includes a message offering students a two-hour-a-day, at-home job that requires no professionals skills.

Authorities say students who fall victim to the scam risk the loss of personal financial information, fraudulent use of their bank accounts and damage to their credit.

Students who have received an email are asked to call ICE's Buffalo office at 843-7528.


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