RICHMOND, VA – The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Better Business Bureau have issued a warning to college students about a scam targeting student email accounts. The BBB says the emails resemble the well-known “work-from-home” scam. The emails include a job offer that states the student can work online in the company’s human resources or payroll departments.
According to the FBI, the scam comes in when the victim is asked to accept a “payroll deposit” in their personal bank account. However, the “deposit” is stolen money from real companies by cyber-criminals. The FBI says these criminals then ask the student to wire those funds elsewhere.
Participation in this type of scheme could result in criminal prosecution or the freezing of your bank account.
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