Students advised to be wary of outstanding fees phone scam

The FBI office in Traverse City has informed the Oakland University Police Department that its main telephone number, (231) 946-7201, is being spoofed – or being used to falsely appear as the caller’s number – as part of a telephone scam targeting Oakland University students, and particularly international students.

Callers involved claim that they have access to student records and are telling targeted students that they must pay outstanding tuition fees in order to receive their degrees. The callers also stipulate ...

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High winds creating need for heightened caution

Campus Community members are advised to exercise extra caution while walking between buildings on campus as a result of high winds and potential dangers they are creating.
University Facilities Management and the Oakland University Police Department have responded to calls concerning falling objects and flying debris, and are working to reduce risks to the full extent possible.

High winds are forecast to continue through the afternoon and early evening hours.

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Parking expansion plan approved for fall 2017

2017 Parking MapThe Oakland University Board of Trustees has approved a $7.2 million plan to expand main campus parking capacity by more than 8 percent, as well as to create a new traffic circle at the intersection of Pioneer Drive and Meadow Brook Road.

Cognizant of overall parking demand that at times has exceeded capacity, University engineers worked with ...

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Caution advised as identify theft grows nationwide

A timely reminder at the start of this year’s tax season is to always exercise extreme caution when it comes to protecting your identity and financial security. The prevalence of phishing, identity theft, filing of fraudulent tax returns and other scams continues to grow at an alarming rate.

Beazley Worldwide – the company that provides Oakland University and many other clients insurance for losses tied to data breaches – reports that it saw a 64 percent increase in data breach claims ...

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Caution advised when driving near road maintenance vehicles

Snow on campusThe Oakland University Police Department is advising campus community members to exercise extra caution and to adhere to all applicable traffic laws when driving near road maintenance vehicles.

Both University Facilities Maintenance personnel and nearby commuters are placed in hazardous conditions when drivers:

According to the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, motorists must maintain a distance of 500 feet from large vehicles – specifically, those ...

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Students advised to be wary of job offer scam

Oakland University students are advised to be wary of a prevalent employment scam that offers phony job opportunities on college employment websites or by way of direct email solicitations.

In short, the scam promotes administrative or other positions that require students to purchase necessary equipment, materials or software using a check they receive from the purported employer. The checks being sent, however, are fraudulent.

Victims of the scam can suffer financial loss, may have their bank account closed, could see their credit ...

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P-16 to be closed for 2017 WinterFest

The P-16 parking lot – located between O’Dowd Hall and Fitzgerald, Anibal and Pryale Houses – will be closed in preparation for and during the Department of Athletics’ 2017 WinterFest.The lots will be closed at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, and will remain closed through the evening of Friday, Jan. 27. The lots will reopen for normal use at noon on Saturday.

The lots will be closed at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, and will remain closed through the ...

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Campus mail to no longer be delivered to 2200 N Squirrel Rd.

To ensure that agencies such as fire departments and ambulance services are able to respond to the exact location of campus emergencies as quickly as possible, the University began using unique street addresses for each of its buildings last spring.

The U.S. Postal Service has observed a transition period since that time, and delivered campus mail whether it was addressed to a building’s unique street address or to the University’s existing 2200 N Squirrel Rd. address.

As of Tuesday, February 28, ...

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