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UMSL warns students, staff after scammer robbery

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

( -- The University of Missouri-St. Louis is warning students and staff after two students lost $680 to a scammer.

Officials at UMSL say the scammer claimed he had car trouble and needed a ride to an auto parts store. Once in the car, the scammer said he needed money for the parts and told the driver to go to an ATM.

"We're very unfortunate our students were trying to be good Samaritans. They were approached by an individual who had car problems and unfortunately they were taken advantage of," Bob Samples, an UMSL spokesperson, said.

Campus police are asking students and staff to notify them if they are approached by the man.


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