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How to Recognize Scams

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As a new semester is starting up and tax season is coming up, it's important to learn how to recognize scams.  


There has been a lot of scams going around in the last few weeks and we want to help you avoid them. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when dealing with the IRS:

1. The IRS will send you something in the mail first before any other action is taken. 2. If you get a call claiming that you need to make a payment right now while using threats-- it is not the IRS. 3. If you encounter any issues while dealing with the IRS and aren't sure it is them --call them directly at 1-800-829-1040.4. If any attempted fraud occurs while on campus, call University Police at 801-585-COPS (2677) to report it. 5. Do not share any of your personal information with anyone you do not know or have any identifying information on any social media platform as this can put you at risk with a scammer. To learn more about scammers, visit the University's website at Make sure you stay alert and aware of scammers. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to stop in --we would love to see your face!For additional information about scams visit the following:

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Last Updated: 12/12/23