A U. of I. student reported that she had been the victim of deceptive practices. The student received a call April 19 from an unknown person purporting to be a representative of the Chinese embassy in Chicago and that the student would be arrested if she did not pay money to the police. In separate transactions on Tuesday and Thursday, the student transferred $50,000 to a bank account in China.
A U. of I. faculty member reported Friday that he had received a series of threatening emails from an unknown person in connection with the faculty member’s recently publicized work. The faculty member reported that he did not feel that he was in immediate danger.