Dear fellow colleagues and students:
Scams nowadays have evolved into various forms, please beware! To raise awareness and prevent you from falling victim to fraudulent acts, here are some principles that could serve as useful reminders:
- Six “DON’Ts” while withdrawing the government’s NT$6000 cash handout:
(1) DO NOT trust text messages or emails sent to inform you to register anything.
(2) DO NOT trust phone calls made to ask you to transfer money through ATMs or online banking accounts.
(3) DO NOT click on suspicious links.
(4) DO NOT share suspicious links.
(5) DO NOT fill out your personal information.
(6) DO NOT transfer money through unsafe websites.
- Beware of suspicious investment opportunities or financial instruments:
Oftentimes, websites and private LINE/FB groups claiming to get high returns within a short period of time are scams. Not joining these groups in the first place is always the wise thing to do.
- Identify fake bank websites:
You may receive smishing text messages with a link attached to a fake bank website. These websites may appear very real, but upon login, your passwords may be forever compromised!
- Careful when downloading LINE stickers:
After tricking victims into joining fraudulent LINE groups, scammers might disguise themselves as acquaintances or friends by changing their names and profile pictures!
- AI Frauds:
Recently, a manager of a technology company was scammed for nearly NT$20 million within a mere 10 minutes, with the use of AI face-swapping and voice-cloning technology as fraudulent tools. Authorities call for caution when providing biometric information such as facial or fingerprint recognitions, along with the use and over-engagement of social media such as personal GIFs or videos – tools which may be used for AI-scamming. Besides, make sure to reconfirm when it comes to money-transferring. The number of AI-scamming incidents has kept on increasing in recent years, and the success rate has been alarmingly high – nearly 100%. You can never be too careful!
Soochow University School Safety Center cares about you
Lastly, we would like to remind all students and colleagues that upon encountering similar or other fraudulent schemes, you may refer to the “165 Anti-Fraud Website” or seek the help of the Criminal Investigation Bureau under the National Police Agency. Here are the links to the “165 Anti-Fraud Website” and the “Criminal Investigation Bureau” Facebook fan page:
★ 165 Anti-Fraud Website: https://165.npa.gov.tw/#/
★ “Criminal Investigation Bureau, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior” Facebook fan page (with weekly updates of fraudulent websites): https://www.facebook.com/cibcom001
You can also call SCU’s Security Center:
Shuangxi Campus: (02) 28817734 #5555
Chengzhong Campus (Downtown Campus): (02) 23890952 #2222
SCU Security Center
112.3.8 Invite the Shilin branch to use the noon time to enter the school to conduct stage publicity on legal fraud
★National Police Department "165 Anti-fraud Network" ( https://165.npa.gov.tw/#/ )
★Facebook fan page "CIB Director's Office (Criminal Police Department, Police Department, Ministry of the Interior)",
https://www.facebook.com/cibcom001 regularly announces investment scam websites every week.