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November 5, 2015 - 1:14 pm


UNC Public Safety Warns Campus Check-Cashing Scams

The UNC Department of Public Safety is currently investigating numerous recent reports of fraud and attempted fraud involving check-cashing scams. Those receiving a check from a suspect who requests that they either deposit or cash the check and then send the suspect funds in return should contact the UNC Public Safety at (919) 962-8100. Suspects in these scams are using multiple outlets to target potential victims. Victims have been contacted through University email and Craigslist job postings through the guise of requests for babysitting and / or personal assistant work.

Continue to monitor the Alert Carolina website ( for updates.  For tips on preventing identity theft or reporting scams, visit the following link through the Public Safety website:

Or, for further information on fraudulent scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission Scam Complaint Assistant website at:

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency.  And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement.