International Students

Protect Yourself from Scams

Helping You Stay Vigilant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security continues to see an increase in the number of scams targeting unsuspecting international students and scholars. International students and scholars are often still adjusting to the U.S. and may not realize they are being contacted by a scammer.

Study in the States provides great resources here.

Students and scholars are contacted in a variety of ways through threatening phone calls or messages on social media; these threats usually involve giving the scammer money in exchange for something.

It's easy to be a target but by using the information below, international students and scholars can gain the awareness they need to protect themselves.

Educate Yourself About Scams