Timely Warnings

Community Alert: Off-Campus Car Burglaries Reported

Posted November 18, 2014

UCF Police alerts you to a string of car burglaries that have occurred recently at an off-campus community.

Students who live in the Pointe at Central have woken up in the mornings to find that their vehicles had been entered and that items were missing.

The vehicles were all unlocked, which made them easy targets for criminals.

We want to remind you to lock your vehicles. Never leave any valuables in plain sight in your car, and if you are traveling with an item susceptible to theft, be sure to store it in your trunk.

Don't Fall for Popular Fraudulent Check Scheme

Posted November 18, 2014

The UCF Police Department has received reports of a fraudulent check cashing scheme during the past month.

This is a popular scam, and we don't want you to fall for it.

Suspects approached individuals and said they did not have checking accounts and needed help cashing a check. The suspects offered to pay victims a substantial amount of money after the check was cashed.

The suspects used forged checks, making the victim accountable for the withdrawn funds.

Protect Your Identity and Your Money

Posted November 18, 2014

With tax season underway and several recent reports about fraudulent checks, UCF Police wants to remind you of some simple ways to keep your identity and your money safe.