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Virginia Tech police warns people of email scam

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech Police Department issued a statement on its Facebook page Saturday warning people of an email scam targeting those with a school email address.

Police said the emails can appears to be legitimate emails pretending to be a faculty member, student staff or faculty colleague saying they need to send money for an emergency.

Authorities sent the statement reminding people it is a scam asking them o contact the department at 540-382-4343 if there are any questions or concerns about such requests.