University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Public Safety Office and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (ITS) have been recently notified of an email scam that has impacted college students in the Omaha area.
Like similar phishing scams, this recent incident involves scammers sending fraudulent employment offers and checks from what apears to be a Michigan-based company called AIM Computer Solutions Inc. In these cases, fraudulent offers are followed by the distribution of checks, contacting by text message, and vague instructions on next steps.
These scams are especially common during the holidays. In these cases, the checks are fraudulent and could negatively impact a person’s bank acount, credit, or personal information security. Members of the UNO community are encouraged to contact UNO Public Safety Office if they suspect they are the target of a potential email scam.
Always be skeptical if you receive offers like this. Watch for grammatical errors, and ask yourself if this type of email is something you would normally receive by the person who sent it.
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