Fake Customs agent

A U. of I. student reported that she was contacted by a person who claimed to be a Chinese Customs agent and that the student was implicated in a criminal conspiracy. The student was directed to create fake emails to disseminate to other people, and also to download applications on her electronic devices that would monitor her actions. She was directed to wire nearly $100,000 to a third party to avoid prosecution. The scam took place in multiple contacts over the course of about two months.