Police warn campus of recent phone scams

September 05, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police are investigating several telephone scams that have been reported across campus over the last few days. The callers are indicating they are from a legitimate agency in which the victim owes money. The callers provide personal information about the victim that is publicly available in an attempt to make the call seem more credible. Callers have requested the victims to either provide credit card information over the phone, mail in funds or withdraw funds, and then meet them to make payment. If you have received this type of phone call, do not provide the caller with any information and contact police immediately at 814-863-1111.

University Police reminds the community:

-- If you see or hear suspicious activity, people or vehicles, contact University Police at 814-863-1111 or 911 immediately.

-- Never give anyone personal or financial information over the phone.

-- Monitor credit card and bank statements regularly and report any unauthorized transactions to your financial institution immediately.

Last Updated September 23, 2014