Beware of scam

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On September 16, 2019

University Police received several reports recently of a fraud scheme that involves someone calling who claims to be with the Social Security Administration. The caller may claim your Social Security Number has been compromised and instruct you to provide your Social Security Number for “verification” purposes. This is a fraudulent attempt to acquire your Social Security Number.  

The department reminds the campus community to keep the following tips in mind:

  • Never give anyone any personal identifier information or financial information over the telephone unless you personally initiated the contact and you have verified the company or agency as legitimate.  
  • If you are the victim of a scam, 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, dial 911.
  • Everyone is encouraged to check their credit reports for unauthorized transactions. Free credit reports are available at You can request a free report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies. You can also call 877-322-8228 or mail a request for a free report to Annual Credit Report Request, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.
  • is the only source for the free report that is authorized by law. For more information, please visit

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