August 24, 2016
Scams and Threats Targeting University Students and Staff
Please be advised that there have been reports across the United States of a variety of email scams and threats targeting university students and staff.
It is possible that Canadian institutions could also be affected. Therefore, be on alert for the following messages. If you do receive such a scam or threat, please contact Campus Security or local police.
1. Business email compromising schemes.
Business email compromising schemes are targeting colleges and universities through payment diversion fraud. Perpetrators have been portraying themselves as construction companies with an ongoing vendor relationship and provided alternate payment instructions for an electronic funds transfer to a different bank account than typically used.
2. Threating emails from Yandex.
Students at a number of universities across the US are receiving personalized homicidal and sexual assault threats via email from an account ending in yandex.com. Though, presently the FBI is not aware of any credible threats, always report any incidents to Campus Security or local police.
3. Scam Alert: IRS imposters.
IRS imposters have been targeting college students using a FBI caller ID and requesting payment of a “federal student tax”, a tax that does not in fact exist.
March 3, 2016
End Gang Life
Campus Safety & Security Services is dedicated to facilitating a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus. This includes addressing the root causes of criminality that may affect the safety and personal security of our campus community.
As such, we support the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-British Columbia in its efforts to end gang life through initiatives in education, prevention and awareness. Our End Gang Life webpage shares some of the valuable educational resources that may prevent young people from joining gangs, and encourage those involved in gang activity to leave that life. If you or someone you know is involved in gang activity, please also consider referring them to the full list of resources available on the CFSEU-BC website.
February 19, 2016
Yesterday Burnaby RCMP responded to the report of a sexual assault on Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail. While this incident did not occur on campus, Burnaby RCMP and SFU Safety and Risk Services are advising university community members to be on the look out for the suspect, who is described as a Caucasian male with a slim build, 5’7 in height, balding and between the ages of 40 and 50-years-old. At the time he was wearing black gloves, a grey hoodie, black jacket, black Adidas runners with green writing, and grey sweat pants that had very muddy cuffs. Police have released a composite sketch of the sexual assault suspect here.
The safety and security of all SFU community members is the university's main priority. With this in mind, Burnaby RCMP are cautioning anyone in the area to take additional precautions of walking in pairs or groups when walking nearby this trail.
For more information about the incident, please visit the Burnaby RCMP website. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Burnaby RCMP’s Serious Crime Section at 604-294-7922, or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
December 11, 2015
Transit Police News Release - Fraud Warning
The Transit Police have issued a news release regarding fraud that is occurring around SkyTrain stations. The news release can be found here.
October 2, 2015
New Hours for the Transportation Centre Information Kiosk
Starting October 2nd 2015, the Transportation Centre Information Kiosk (TC001) will be open from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday to Friday and from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on weekends and holidays.
After hours support can be obtained by using the courtesy phone located next to the east entrance of the Information Kiosk, by calling 778-782-3100, or by attending the 24/7 location in the Discovery 1 building.
The Information Kiosk provides the following services to members of the campus community:
- Directions / general information
- Dropping off found items
- Picking up lost items (pre-arranged)
- Traffic Impoundment Payments (after hours only)
Campus Safety and Security Services provides an online system to report & search for lost items, the system can be accessed by visiting http://www.sfu.ca/srs/security/lost-and-found.html