HAYS —Fort Hays State University officials are warning a telephone scam targeting students.
In an email sent to students Thursday, the university said multiple FHSU students have been targeted by the scam.
“The calls appear to come from 785-628-5304, which is the main number for University Police. The caller says they’re with the Fort Hays Police, but won’t tell you their name,” the email said. “They ask that you go to a private location so you can have a confidential conversation, then ask that you search for FHSU Police on Google to see that the phone number matches the caller ID. Eventually, they tell you that your name has come up in an investigation, and ask you to send a nude video so they can verify you don’t have any drugs on you. If you start asking questions, the caller becomes belligerent and uses cuss words. They also tell you that if you go to the University Police station, you’ll be arrested.”
The school reminded students:
• Remember that caller ID can be faked!
• If University Police call you, the officer will immediately identify themselves by name.
• You can ask to call them back, so you know you are speaking to University Police. Look up the number on Google or the FHSU web site, then call and ask to speak with the officer who contacted you.
• FHSU officers will use professional language, will never tell you not to come to the police station, and certainly won’t ask for nude videos.
If you have been a victim of this scam and would like to file a police report, call University Police at 785-628-5304.