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Scam Alert: The One Listserv You Didn’t Sign Up For in the Fall

Amid those emails from your TA and that club you went to once just for that cute girl, you may have noticed messages from mysterious aliases, lists-cc@columbia-listserv-cc.listserv.org or columbia@lists-columbia.listserv.org, inviting you to join an even more cryptic “Columbia Listserv.” While these emails may appear to be legitimate and the site claims to be “institution-sponsored,” CUIT gave […]

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New Email Scam

Heads up today: apparently a new email scam is going around. No, there is no such thing as a Columbia Webmail Account, but we’ve seen worse scams. Don’t send personal information to strange email addresses! Full email below. From: Mail Administrator Sender: rking113@cogeco.ca To: (Recipient List Suppressed) ReplyTo: mail.am043@gmail.com Subject: Columbia University in the City […]

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Tutoring Scam!

Public Safety released an alert today concerning a tutoring scam, by which tutors offering their services on Craigslist might be fleeced.  Full email below.  Attached is the Crime Prevention News Letter mentioned. Dear Public Safety Friends, Public Safety has received information from one of the local banks of a “Tutoring Scam” targeting several students who answered […]

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Ticket Scam Arrest Outside Lerner

A tipster just wrote that he saw 10 cops handcuff a man outside Lerner and take him away. Apparently there were a lot of cops and Public Safety folk around. Bwog was outside Lerner a few minutes later, but found nothing- no cop cars, no Lerner personnel. We’ll update you as soon as we get […]

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Annals of Con Artistry

Ah, Columbia freshmen: still vulnerable to the classic street scam. This one, written up in The New Yorker, involved a broken bottle, “pink stuff,” and babies. Lesson learned: If you break something, just keep on walking.

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