UC warns of phony Iraq vet scam

The University of Cincinnati is warning its students of a scam being run by a man pretending to be an Iraq war veteran.

UC Police say a man claiming to be an Iraq war veteran has been asking students in the Clifton area for money, and other assistance due to various emergency needs.

UC Police cite an example where a student allowed the man to use their ATM card to make a withdrawal. The man withdrew the maximum amount from the ATM.

UC Police have identified the man, who they say is not a veteran. Police say there is a warrant for his arrest, and warn students to be careful who they give their money to.

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