9/03/2017 - One single key found at Campus Center
9/05/2017 - One single key found inside Hickory
9/06/2017 - One single key found during convocation
9/07/2017 - Blue Nike Wallet found
- One single key Lot 17
9/08/2017 - Wallet found in Library
9/09/2017 - Black backpack found at the Amphitheater
- Set of keys found at the Athletic Center
9/10/2017 - Black cell phone found in Cedar Dell
9/13/2017 - IPad found at UMass Pass office
9/14/2017 - Silver cell phone found in Pine Dale
- Pocketbook found in Lot 1
9/15/2017 - Set of keys found at CCB
9/20/2017 - Cell phone found Science & Eng. Bldg.
9/21/2017 - Black cell phone found in Liberal Arts Bldg.
9/26/2017 - Black flip phone found in Lot 8
- Black cell phone found in woods by Cedar Dell
9/27/2017 - Kindle found in Woodland Commons
9/28/2017 - Black watch found in Liberal Arts Bldg
9/29/2017 - Set of keys found in Lot 1
10/05/2017 - Set of keys found in Lot 15
10/11/2017 - Set of keys found at the Enrollment Center
10/20/2017 - VW Gulf Key and (1) gold key found at Parking Services
10/20/2017 - Bag of pencils & markers found in the Liberal Arts Bldg.
10/21/2017 - Single key with a paper tag found at the Fall Family Festival
10/22/2017 - Pair of silver eye glasses found outside Cedar Dell # 503
10/25/2017 – I –phone in black protective case found in Oak Glen Hall
- Mens Tissot watch found in the bathroom of the library
11/06/2017 - Key ring with 5 keys, one being a pink hello kitty key found in lot 7
11/20/17 - Black makeup case with makeup found in lot 6
11/28/2017 – Keyless remote for a vehicle found in the grass across from lot 10
- Youth Archery Set found in laundry room in Pinedale Hall
12/04/2017 – Black Mongoose Bike found in ditch across from Lot #5
12/08/2017 – Found Michael Kors rose gold watch found outside Cedar Dell
South by Suite 529
- Found VW FOB key/remote and one key on blue lanyard in lot 16
12/11/17 – Found UMass Cross Country Track and Field headband found on track
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.