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Western Statement on Scam Targeting International Students

November 23, 2017

Recent media reports, as well as Toronto and Hamilton Police Services, have issued warnings to Chinese students about a kidnapping scam. (A scam is a fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit.)

As far as we know, international students at Western and in London have not been targeted. However, we encourage students to be aware and to notify authorities if you or your friends are contacted.

What you need to know:

What to do:

Western is aware of other recent scams targeting international students in Canada, including individuals posing as police officers, government officials and other authorities. Western encourages students who may have been the target of scams to do the following:

Additional information on financial and other scams is available at the links below:

www.ontario.ca/page/report-scam-or-fraud
www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm