University Police

Scam Alert 9/13/2019 - Sproofing of River Falls PD Phone Number

To All Students, Faculty and Staff:


We have been contacted by the River Falls Police Department that their phone number is being spoofed. The callers are targeting UWRF students and advising them that they have done a drug bust and their name has come up. The caller accuses them of smuggling drugs and advises that they will need to pay fine or bond to the police department. They may also ask for photos or other information. This is a scam, DO NOT give out any personal information over the phone or send any money.


Please be aware that the individuals doing these scams use different tactics such as saying you have a warrant that you need to take care of, or they may portray themselves as IRS agents, saying you owe taxes due to your financial aid. These all are variations of different scams.


As always, we Never contact people by phone demanding money, nor does the River Falls Police Department or other Law Enforcement agencies.


If you received one of these calls, it is not necessary to contact UWRF PD. You only need to call and file a report if you have lost money from this scam.


If you have questions or concerns you can contact UWRF PD at 715-425-3133.




Chief Fleury