Fraud EDge

Making the case for anti-fraud training in higher education

Have your students ever asked you some of these questions?

“Someone’s been using my credit card to make purchases online. What do I do now?”

“After my job interview, the company ran a background check. They notified me I wouldn’t be getting the job because the information that came back showed a conviction for theft. It’s not me. How do I fix this?”

“I was working on a computer and a message popped up that said my personal files are encrypted, and I have 96 hours to pay $500 or lose everything. Help!”

Identity theft, impostor scams, increased exposure through free Wi-Fi, ransomware, phishing schemes, spearfishing — these are no longer topics confined to fraud examiners or industry specialists. College students find themselves victims of fraud in increasing numbers.

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