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WVU Warns Students About Phone Scam


West Virginia University is warning students about a phone scam in which the caller impersonates police.

The Dominion Post reports that the Charleston Police Department appears on the caller ID, and the caller asks for personal information.

WVU Police Chief Rob Roberts says his agency has received about 15 reports of the scam. Students who received the calls were told that warrants were issued for their arrest and their scholarship funds are in jeopardy if personal information is not immediately provided.

The university says anyone receiving such a call should not divulge any personal information, and instead call campus police at 304-293-26777.