UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
It appears that students, staff and faculty have become a target of this scam. The caller states the Police Department is coming to arrest them and tries to extort money or financial information. Callers report the scammer knows their name and e-mail address. The scammers are spoofing the City of River Falls Police Department so the caller ID will show the call coming from the police department. These calls are a scam. Please do not give out any of your information.
The following link will provide additional information in regards to the scam: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Reiterates-Warning-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam
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From the Wisconsin DOT, Division of State Patrol,
Bureau of Transportation Safety
UW-River Falls received an anonymous written communication that included an implied threat. An initial safety alert was issued even though the threat did not specify or target any particular person, group, or location. The communication states, "Beware the Ides of October, the time is nigh and the bullets will fly." The Ides of October corresponds to October 15th.
The safety and security of the UW-River Falls campus community is our highest priority. There will be an increased law enforcement presence on or around campus for your overall safety. The UW-River Falls Police Department and its law enforcement partners continue to investigate this matter. If you have any information in regards to this case, please contact the UW-River Falls Police Department at 715-425-3133.
While authorities investigate, we do not anticipate any changes to scheduled classes and events. We do ask that students, staff, and faculty be alert to any suspicious activity or persons. If you notice any suspicious or unusual behavior or activity, call 911 immediately. You can also contact the UW-River Falls Police Department at 715-425-3133.
Further information will be provided on the UW-River Falls Police Department website (http://www.uwrf.edu/police) under Police Announcements when it becomes available. The UW-River Falls Police website also provides resources regarding personal safety. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the strategies outlined in these resources now and periodically in the future.
Those with questions or concerns regarding this matter should call 715-425-3936.
Karl Fleury UWRF
Chief of Police/Director of Protective Services