ASU students get fraud prevention lessons from FBI

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students and faculty at Albany State University got a lesson in fraud prevention Tuesday.

It's part of an initiative by the University System of Georgia to promote integrity, accountability and responsibility.

Representatives from the FBI in Atlanta talked to students and faculty about cyber-security.

Organizers said they hope the university community recognizes the importance of fraud prevention.

"Fraud is very prevalent. It happens all the time especially as we approach the holiday season. You know people have to be aware of their surrounds. People have to be aware of your surroundings and everything that is going on with regards to internet fraud, telephone fraud and credit card fraud," said Edgars Patani, International Fraud Awareness coordinator.

Tuesday's event was just one of the many fraud prevention events going on around campus.

The biggest message they said is for students and faculty to report incidents if they see them.

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