Scam calls targeting FIT Students

What happened? 
We received multiple reports of scam phone calls that are targeting FIT students. These calls are from suspicious individuals pretending to be FIT employees asking the student to verify the last four digits of the social security number and to “go over their student file.”  

If you receive a call like this from the number (888) 324-1987, please know these calls are fake and you should hang up immediately. Additionally, you can block the number to prevent future scam calls from this number. 

Please note that no office at FIT will ever cold call you to confirm or ask for student information.

What should you do?
If you received a phone call like the one described above please contact us by opening a ticket at techhelp.fitnyc.edu.

If you are concerned that the caller may have your Social Security Number, you can report this scam to the Social Security Administration. You can also review our Cybersafe web post on how to protect your credit. 

About Cybersafe
The Division of Information Technology is dedicated to informing the community of the latest cybersecurity threats. Visit fitnyc.edu/cybersafe and stay tuned for emails from Cybersafe@fitnyc.edu for the latest from the Cybersafe campaign at FIT.

Be aware—and be cybersafe

Questions? Comments? Open a ticket at TechHelp.fitnyc.edu.