Student Guide to Frauds and Scams

Please click here for the Students Guide to Frauds and Scams, as published by IAFCI (International Association of FInancial Crimes Investigators).  This guide provides useful information regarding online fraud including social media, ride-share, student loan scams, and much more!  

IAFCI Student Guide to Frauds and Scams (pdf)


Latest Fraud/Scam Alerts

For information regarding the latest scam and fraud alerts use the link below:


IRS Fraud

The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

If you receive an email that you feel is fraudulent, do not open any attachments or respond in any way. Visit the following websites to find out what steps you can take:  


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.