Community Alert
Posted: Friday, June 1st, 2018, 5:04 pm PDT
On the afternoon of Thursday May 31st, 2018, multiple campus departments received phone calls on numerous phones in rapid succession (robocalls). The calls came from different phone numbers. The automated message was in Chinese and was an attempt to obtain money by fraudulent means from persons who answered the call.

SUDPS recommends the following actions should you receive one of these robocalls or ANY phone call that is questionable or suspicious:

--Be suspicious if someone calls you if someone calls you asking for personal information-- credit card or financial institution account numbers, Social Security Numbers, passwords, or other identifying information.

--Be alert to a caller trying to pressure you into providing this type of information.

--If a caller says he/she represents a company or agency, such as a law enforcement agency or the IRS or a financial institution, and request personal information or the transfer of money in any form, hang up and dial the phone number on your account statement or listed on the website for the company or law enforcement agency to verify the authenticity of the call and caller.

--If you receive a call that is suspicious or that you believe to be an attempt to defraud, please do not hesitate to contact the SUDPS or your local law enforcement agency for assistance.

--The 24/7 non-emergency phone number for SUDPS is 650 329-2413.

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