Today, February 6, 2019, the Tufts University Police Department received numerous reports from Tufts students who reported receiving suspicious emails or voice recorded messages from individuals alleging to be representatives of the Social Security Administration.
The recipients of these messages were advised that their social security number had been suspended. They were then asked to provide their social security number and additional personal information, including banking information.
While victims of crime are never to blame, there are precautions one can take to avoid becoming a victim.
What You Should Do
If you receive one of these calls, do not give the caller any information, hang up and report the call to the Tufts University Police Department, 617-627-3030.
If you receive one of these emails, do not respond, save the email and contact the Tufts University Police.
NEVER provide personal identifying information (social security number, date of birth, banking information, etc.) over the telephone or via email when you are contacted unsolicited, by an unverified source.