KU Not Affected by IRS Scam Targeting Educational Institutions – The Keystone Newspaper » Scammer News


By Carin Holmes
Assistant News Editor

KU has not been impacted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation scam that was announced by the IRS on March 30. 

The IRS warned university students and staff nationwide that educational institutions are being targeted by an IRS impersonation scam.

“I am not aware of any students from KU notifying the help desk regarding the IRS Impersonation Scam,” said KU Chief Information Technology Officer Troy Vingom in an email to The Keystone. 

The warning came after weeks of the IRS receiving complaints from people with emails that end in “.edu.” The scam uses subject lines such as “Tax Refund Payment” and “Recalculation of your tax refund payment,” and asks recipients to click on a link to claim their refund.

The form at the link asks recipients for personal information, such as their full name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, address and more. 


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