Members Encouraged to Stay Alert for Sales and Email Scams

STRS Ohio was recently alerted that a few members have received an email from a company that used “STRS” in the From address. The company offered a virtual consultation to discuss retirement plan rollovers. STRS Ohio does not authorize the use of the system’s name in any sales solicitations by outside groups. We have contacted the company involved and told them to cease and desist from using STRS Ohio’s name in their marketing efforts.

We want to remind you to be cautious if you are approached by any company implying or stating that it is endorsed by STRS Ohio or claiming to have information regarding your STRS Ohio retirement benefits. We do not share personal account information with any group. We urge you to use care if you are contacted by a company claiming to have access to your personal account information or offering a deal or financial services that sound too good to be true. Your account information is confidential and can be obtained only by you or through your written authorization, so anyone claiming to have this information isn’t telling the truth.

If you receive a suspicious email that portrays itself as being from STRS Ohio, please contact the STRS Ohio Member Services Center toll-free at 888-227-7877. Our staff will be able to let you know if STRS Ohio sent the email.