Phone scam targeting UMD students, employees

DULUTH, MN — University of Minnesota – Duluth Police phone scammers have been targeting UMD students and employees for the past several days.

According to UMD police, scammers are using what they call a “spoofed” phone number, which makes it appear as though they’re calling from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Police Department.

Police say would-be victims are being told there are warrants for their arrest, and that they have to wire money or provide gift card codes to the caller in order to clear them.

UMD police say no law enforcement agency will contact you by phone and demand payment to resolve warrants or legal matters.

Anyone who receives a call similar to that is told to ignore it, and to hang up.

Students also have the option to limit directory information, and can do so by clicking here.

Krystal Frasier

Krystal Frasier

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