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N4T Investigators: UA school issues fraud alert

TUCSON – The University of Arizona School of Journalism has issued a fraud alert after 2 people asked for donations.

The pair knocked on doors near Reid Park before Christmas. They said they were journalism students raising money for an internship at the BBC in London.

Serena Rockey was one of the targets who said they were very smart.

“Really clean cut, nicely dressed,” Rockey said, “very well spoken.”

Carol Schwalbe is the Director of the School of Journalism.

“We’re upset about it and concerned,” she said.

School employees shared surveillance photos and the names used by the pair, but nobody knew who they were.

An Oro Valley woman called Schwalbe’s office on Monday. It sounded like the same story used last month.

“It makes me upset,” Rockey said, “and it also really surprises me.”

Schwalbe said scholarships and clubs could use financial support, but people should donate through the school’s website.

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