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The University Police has been notified of a recent fraud scheme that involves someone calling who claims to be with the Social Security Administration. The caller asks the victim to provide their Social Security Number so that their file can be pulled.
This is a phishing attempt for a fraudster to acquire as much personal identifier information as possible and then use the information fraudulently.
This call might originate from what appears to be Maryland or Arizona and the phone number may end in 5512.
The department reminds the campus community to keep the following tips in mind:
- Never respond to an unsolicited request for information, specifically credit card, bank or financial information, or personal identifier information including passport number, Social Security Number and date of birth.
- If you question the call, hang up the phone and research the agency the caller claims to represent, and re-initiate the call to the number you have confirmed as valid.
- If you are the victim of an identity theft, please contact the University Police or your local law enforcement agency.
- The University Police department is available to you 24/7 via Rave Guardian App or at 341-4300. The department is located in Room G-10 Campus Support Facility. In an emergency, please dial 911.