Scam calls target CMU students

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A scam warning for CMU students who may be getting suspicious phone calls; don’t share personal information with anyone.

Some students are getting calls from people claiming to be from financial institutions. Some calls claim their student loans are behind. What the scammer is trying to do is get the victim to reveal any personal information related to their finances. Students are asked to not share any personal information.

“Just ask questions. I think if they feel like they are being pressured over the phone or email, that's not typical of a financial institution and its worthy of being suspicious,” said Jeremy Brown, VP Information Technology, Colorado Mesa University.

If you think you're being scammed or have fallen victim to a scam, report it immediately. If you think a computer password has been hacked, change it. CMU recommends people change passwords twice a year.