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Contact the Ofﬁce of the Registrar.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ecumenical Campus Ministries
A free vegetarian meal that meets every Thursday at the ECM.
KU Opera: The Tragedy of Carmen
Robert Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall
Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Advance tickets available exclusively in 460 Murphy Hall.
KU School of Architecture, Design & Planning presents: “Shored Up”
Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m.
“Shored Up,” a documentary by Ben Kalina, asks tough questions about coastal communities and hu-manity’s relationship with the land. Free for all KU students with valid ID
Men’s Basketball vs. Texas
The Jayhawks take on the Texas Longhorns at home.
The Spencer Consort: “Baroque Murmurs for Soprano and Flutes”
Spencer Museum of Art
The Spencer Consort, a period instrument ensemble, will perform with guest soprano Etta Fung. Admittance is free.
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Sarah Jacobs, a reshman rom Basehor, was doing something typical or a college reshman: looking or a part-time job. While browsing the listings on Craigslist though, she nearly ell victim to an online scam.Jacobs contacted a poster or a simple receptionist position, but the situation quickly became suspicious afer that. “He started to get me to work or him right away, without doing an interview or any paperwork,” Jacobs said. “I kept telling him, ‘No, I’m not doing anything or you. I haven’t signed any paperwork. I’m not your employee.’ But he just kept trying to send me stuﬀ.”Tings escalated rom there, with the Craigslist poster sending Jacobs a check or $2,400 without having done any work. Afer doing some research online, she ound that multiple people had allen victim to the same scam, one that attempted to launder money through victims under the guise o a receptionist job. “I I’m doing anything like that online now, I make sure it has the name o the company and that the location is in the advertisement,” Jacobs said. “Sometimes companies won’t put their name up and stuﬀ like that, so I know now I have to be more aware o that.”Jacobs is not alone in her brush with an online scam. Young adults are the most at-risk group or online identity thef and scams, according to the Better Business Bureau, and 1 in 10 Internet users has had personal inormation stolen, according to Pew Research Center.Amy Schroeder, a sophomore rom Colby, nearly ell victim to an online scam as well. While attempting to sell her laptop on Craigslist, Schroeder got an oﬀer rom a man in Caliornia who said he would pay via check. When she received the check, it was or $2,500, signiﬁcantly more than the $400 Schroeder was asking or. Te buyer wanted her to cash the check and give the rest o the money to a “riend” o his, but Schroeder became suspicious and reported the situation to her bank, who said it was a common scam to get money rom raudulent checks. “I think i you’re a college student it’s easy to get caught up in things like this,” Schroeder said. “You think, ‘Oh, here’s money’ but you have to make sure you check the background and make sure you’re not being scammed, which I don’t think a lot o college students do.”Sergeant rent McKinley o the Lawrence Police Department said other scams that are currently popular involve scammers posing as the IRS in order to trick Internet users into sending personal inormation, as well as emails that are purporting to be a sign-up or healthcare.gov.McKinley said when dealing with these sorts o scams, or any sort o person-to-person interaction with someone you haven’t met, users should be aware o certain types o suspicious behavior.“Any time anybody is asking you to wire money somewhere, that’s an indication that you need to consider what they’re doing,” McKinley said. “When you see things in broken English too, where someone is trying to communicate with you and the sentences aren’t complete and punctuation and conjugation aren’t correct, that’s an indication that you may be dealing with someone dealing with you overseas.”In some cases, online scammers speciﬁcally set their sights on college students and attempt to rope targets in with promises o ake scholarships or cheap student loans. In these instances, students are tricked by oﬃcial-looking documents or web advertisements and end up paying or a ake service or get tricked into an expensive loan without realizing it. o avoid situations like this, the oﬃce o Federal Student Aid says students should never pay or help to ﬁnd scholarship money and to check with your university beore giving personal inormation to a lender.I students suspect they have been a victim o an online scam, McKinley said to check or popular scams online and ﬁle a complaint with the FBI at www.ic3.gov, but he warned that those who don’t spot one early like Jacobs and Schroeder probably don’t stand a chance o getting their money back.“As soon as we determine that the money went to a Western Union location here in town and then maybe got wired to somewhere in South Arica or something like that, our investigation is probably over,” McKinley said. “We’re probably not going to be able to reach the scammer and get your money back. Tat’s why they like wire transers, once it’s gone, it’s gone.”
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Young adults are the group most often targeted for online scams, according to the Better Business Bureau. College students are often tricked into giving out personal information while seeking ﬁnancial aid.
Students most at-risk group for online scams
A news story that ran on page three of Wednesday’s edition, “Campus club raises money for tree replacement project,” incorrectly stated that the ash trees on the Stauffer-Flint lawn have been infested by the emerald ash borer beetle. The beetle has infested trees in several nearby counties, but has not yet been found in Douglas County. The KU Environs Replant Mount Oread initiative is, in part, planting trees in anticipation of its inevitable arrival, but it has not yet been discovered on campus. A quote in the story also incorrectly named the “ash elm trees,” which is not a real tree species. Finally, the Environs group’s fundraising and educational events will take place in the ﬁrst two weeks of March and not the last two weeks in February.
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