A faculty member reported that a person phoned her campus phone impersonating a Thurston County Sheriff. The person advised them to take money out of their account and go to a local store and wire them the money, otherwise they would be arrested.
THIS IS A SCAM. Our TESC employee was lucky that the store employee advised them it was a scam.It’s unfair for scam artists to target gullible populations like college professors, don’t you think?
UPDATE: I've just learned that the email quoted above didn't really describe what happened, and I shouldn't have made so much light of the scam. The scammer had lots of private information about the faculty member and used it to be extremely threatening. It was a very creepy episode, and not one to get snarky about. My apologies.