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New email scam targets Chico State students with fake work opportunities

The university is warning of a new email scam circulating the student body at Chico State that is offering students fake work opportunities.

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 11:54 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The university is warning of a new email scam circulating the student body at Chico State that is offering students fake work opportunities.

According to university officials, the sender identifies themselves as a doctor and claims to have a work-study opportunity for students as their personal assistant. The scam also says that the student was referred by the University Chamber of Commerce and asks the student for 100% loyalty and cooperation.

Additionally, the email asks students to mail letters, pay bills and make payments to the scammer's travel agency. 

Chico State is advising students to not give the scammer any personal identification or information. Anyone who has experienced the scam is asked to screenshot the email and report it to the university. 

 

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