Beware of Scams
The ISO has received new reports of some common scam phonecalls that are targeting international students (though some of these calls have also been received by ISO Staff). We have also seen media reports of scammers using concerns about Coronavirus to try and convince that purchases or funds should be provided over the phone or online.
One student informed the ISO that one scammer indicated they were the ISO, and specifically the ISO Director, David Elwell, and requested funds be provided directly. The ISO will not call you and ask for funds, and any fees for Administrative Fees for OPT/STEM OPT are paid through links through iMIT only.
We wanted to send out this alert and reminder to be very careful when you receive phonecalls, emails, or letters from organizations/individuals that you were not expecting to receive that ask you to provide financial or personal information. They may be Scams.
Further guidance on how to address potential scams is available here.