The University of Arizona Police Department issued a campus watch bulletin today regarding fraudulent schemes. Sgt. Juan Alvarez tells Tucson News Now that police have received four reports in recent weeks about the same suspect asking people to loan him money. The suspect apparently claims he will meet the victims at a later date to pay them back, but the suspect never shows up.
Police are not giving further details about the suspect's description and specific locations of where these incidents took place. Sgt. Alvarez says people have been approached by the suspect on and around campus.
U of A police are encouraging everyone to take precautions when using an ATM because those are likely places someone can be approached for money. Officers are asking people to be aware of their surroundings, never count cash while standing at an ATM, and never withdraw money for a stranger.
Anyone who sees suspicious persons or activity are urged to call 911.
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