Be Aware of New Cyber-Scam Targeting College Students

Posted January 16, 2015

The UCF Police Department alerts you to a popular scam targeting college students.

Students across the country have received emails to their school accounts recruiting them for administrative positions with fake companies.

The job requires the student to provide his or her bank account number for direct deposit.

Scammers will link the student's account with an unknowing victim's direct deposit information. When money goes into the account, students will be directed to transfer some of the funds to a different account owned by the scammers.