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Advisory - Phone/Email Scams

Date Occurred: 
8/29/16

A new School year has started and so have the Phishing scams. For more info in regards to these and other scams please refer to our webpage: https://www.umass.edu/umpd/phone-and-phishing-scams

The UMass Amherst Police Department recommends you take the following actions if you receive this type of email or phone call:

  • Do not wire money
  • Do not divulge any personal information
  • Do not meet with the caller/emailer under any circumstances
  • Ask probing questions and gather as much information as possible
  • Contact the UMass Amherst Police Department at (413) 545-2121 immediately

Posted: Aug 30, 2016, 2:05 pm
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017, 9:00 am

CONTACT

UMPD
585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600

umpd@admin.umass.edu
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax

Tips

Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.