International Student Services

December 12, 2019

Recent Scam Targeting International Students

International Students Services and partners across campus want you to be aware of a recent nation-wide scam targeting international students.

The University of Washington Police Department has received 3 student reports that criminals posing as police or government officials have demanded large sums of money to keep the student out of jail. These threats were not real and were part of a scam. Do not give or send money or release personal information to someone you do not know.

Report all suspicious incidents to campus police at (206) 685-8973 or uwpolice@uw.edu. Contact UW Police if you have any questions about this scam.

For full information on this scam, read the official UW police bulletin.