BU's Asian Students Targeted in Global Phone Scam

Georgia Tech, including the Office of International Education (OIE), is closed December 24th - December 28th 2018, and January 1st 2019. OIE will be open on December 31st. OIE will reopen on January 2nd and ISSS will resume regular walk-in advising hours for all international students and scholars. Walk-in advising will be available on Wednesday, January 2 from 1pm- 4pm.

Last date for Fall 2018 International Students and Scholars walk-in advising:
Thursday, Dec. 20 from 1-4 p.m.

No International Students and Scholars walk-in advising available:
Friday, December 21 and Monday, December 31

If you are an international student or scholar with an emergency (not related to international student travel documents) that needs attention during the time the Institute is closed, please contact the Georgia Tech Campus Police at 404-894-2500. They will be able to connect you to the Dean of Students on duty.


A global phone fraud that has scammed three of BU’s Asian students out of $124,500, and unsuccessfully targeted a fourth, has prompted the BU Police Department to issue alerts about warning signs for students when approached by someone claiming to be an authority figure and demanding personal information. In the last few months, the same scheme has ensnared would-be victims in New York, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, Canada, and Australia, according to BU Police.

The BUPD has posted tips for students on how to protect themselves (more information below) as well as an informational video.

Source: BU Today. Click for full article.