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1 October 2007

JSU Police Dept. Warns of Tax Scam and Suspicious Persons on Campus

The University Police Department (UPD) requests that members of the JSU community be vigilant and report any persons that may not belong on campus. Recent incident reports involve individuals who are not faculty, staff, or students.

Please report any suspicious persons to UPD.

E-mail Alert.—In addition, please be on alert for any e-mails claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The contents of a recent “phishing scam” includes this statement:

“After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $1009.30.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons—for example, submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline. To access the form for your tax refund, please click here [link].


Internal Revenue Service”

Anyone receiving suspicious e-mails should not click on any links in the e-mail message.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the University Police Department at 5050 or 6000.

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