Guard your personal information online

ICC’s Financial Aid Office received notice from a student that an individual posing as a representative of “FAFSA” called asking for credit card or banking information in order to receive funds by direct deposit. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a fraudulent call — NEVER provide financial or personal information to unsolicited calls over the phone.

If you are contacted by this individual and asked to provide bank account information, hang up the phone immediately. Do not provide credit card or banking information over the phone.

Take a moment to review the privacy settings and information you share on social media accounts. Make sure you are not publicly sharing information like phone numbers, your age or date of birth, or other personal details like work or education. 

Never share personal or financial information to individuals over the phone.

Call ICC Campus Police at (309) 694-5223 to file a report if you have information about this crime or have been similarly contacted.