University of Alabama targeted in check scam

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Officials are investigating after they say the University of Alabama has been targeted by a check-scamming operation.

UA spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said about 20 checks that appear to have been drawn on a UA account at BBVA Compass Bank have popped up in locations ranging from California to Pennsylvania.

She said the school is sharing information with federal authorities and anyone with knowledge about the checks should contact the UA Police Department.

Andreen said the checks arrive in FedEx packages and most contain instructions for the recipient to cash the check, keep a percentage of the cash and forward the remainder to a third party.

It appears so far that UA is the only school targeted in this scam.

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