Public Safety makes every effort to contact the rightful owners of lost property if any identification is found within the property.
UMass Passes that are turned in will be sent to the UMass Pass Office. The MacLean Campus Center and Claire T. Carney Library also receive lost property.
*cell phone found at UMass Pass
*Rockland Trust master/debit card found outside Campus Center
*wallet found in CVPA
*vehicle key and house key found. Location unknown
*Bank 5 card found in Liberal Arts
*Webster Bank ATM card found Lot 61.2015
*back pack found in Campus Center
*one bag with notebook contents found at the Campus Center
*key found in Liberal Arts building
*key found and UMass gym pass found on Dart Van shuttle
*text book, note book, and back pack found in Liberal Arts building
*cell phone found in Pine Dale Hall
*gift cards found near flag poles at head of campus
*tablet found in common area of Science and Engineering
*wristlet found in Cedar Dell parking lot
*cell phone located on football field
*back pack found at the Library entrance, quad side.
*wallet found in Liberal Arts Bldg
*cell phone found in Library
*wallet found in Dorm Lot A
*bracelet found in RD Office, Willow
*cell phone found in Claire T. Carney Library
*set of keys found outside entrance of Liberal Arts Building
*credit card found in Lot 17
*debit card found in Public Safety Dispatch
*keys found Oak Glen parking lot
*glasses found in Science and Engineering Buiding
*keys found in Tripp Athletic Center
*cell phone found in Liberal Arts
*multitool keychain found at Health Services
*10 individual sets of keys from Library (held throughout the semester)
*wallet found in undisclosed area
*cell phone found in Lot 5
*sweatshirt and keys found at Unity House
*laptop found in Chestnut Hall
*set of keys found in Cedar Dell
*wallet found in Athletic Tripp Center
*insulin test kit found in Liberal Arts
*cell phone found on Dart Van
*single car key found in Library
*debit card found in Parking Lot
If you lost your purse/wallet
Personal identity theft is the unauthorized use of another person's personal identifying information to: obtain credit, goods, services, money, or property; or commit a felony or misdemeanor. Personal identifying information means a person's name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, social security number, place of employment, employee identification number, mother's maiden name, demand deposit account number, savings or checking account number, or credit card number.
We are concerned with ensuring that you take appropriate steps to decrease your chance of becoming a victim of identity theft. We suggest the following:
Purchase a large notebook and begin by making notations about the date, time, location, and other important information regarding the loss of your belongings.
It is likely that you will need to make several telephone calls to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. For each call, record the date, time, telephone number, person's name, purpose of call, what was accomplished, what follow-up is needed, and other relevant notes. Also, write down any questions you asked and the answers received.
Keep copies of all letters you write and all forms you submit. Mail everything by certified mail. Keep these records in a safe place. Be consistent and methodical, and take action immediately! Begin by contacting all three credit report bureaus.
Contact the three major credit bureaus: TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. Request that a fraud alert be place on your file immediately. You will be assigned a reference or confirmation number to use in future communications. Your name and address will be removed from pre-screened mailing lists for a length of time specified by each credit bureau. Each credit bureau is different, so follow their instructions explicitly.
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If your ATM or Debit Card has been lost, report this theft to your bank. Close this account and open a new account number and new password. Do not use your old password. Act quickly to ensure that you are not held liable for the fraudulent funds obtained by your imposter.
If checks were lost, cancel the accounts immediately. Notify your bank of the number and payee on the last check you wrote. Place "stop payments" on the remaining checks. Ask your bank to notify the check verification company they use. Here is a list of some of these companies:
National Check Fraud Service: 1-843-571-2143
Equifax Check Systems: 1-800-437-5120
International Check Services: 1-800-526-5380
Chex Systems: 1-800-428-9623
It may be necessary that YOU contact the major check verification companies. If so, request each company to notify retailers in their database to not accept the lost checks.
If your driver license has been lost, apply for a duplicate at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
If you have lost your purse or wallet, the Department of Public Safety wishes to assist you in every way possible. Since your purse/wallet (containing various items of personal identification, credit cards, and checks) was lost, you are at risk for criminal victimization through personal identity theft. Personal identity theft sometimes begins with a lost or stolen purse or wallet.
Order a copy of your credit report from each of the credit bureaus every three to six months for the first year. After the first year, order copies semi-annually or at least annually. Remember, if the person(s) who stole your identity has not been apprehended and/or your belongings have not been recovered, your identity still remains in their possession and you are subject to future victimization. Or, your imposter may have sold your information to someone else who may attempt to use it at some later date.
Change the locks on your home and car if your keys were lost. Remember, if someone finds your keys in conjunction with your personal information, they have both your address and access to your residence.