The FBI Internet Crime Center reports that university employees across the country are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status so perpetrators can steal employee credentials and access direct deposit accounts. This alert outlines precautions that should be taken to protect yourself from this type of crime.
On Monday, 4/15/13 two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 140. The FBI and Boston Police Department are investigating various leads but as of now it is still unclear who might be responsible for the blast. NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced this morning that while there is no known threat to New York City, NYPD is on heightened alert and is increasing its uniformed presence and taking other special precautions. In addition, the Office of Security & Public Safety will step up perimeter patrols, paying special attention to parked vehicles and unattended packages.
Recently there has been an increase in bicycle part thefts from the streets around our building. Wheels and seats from expensive bicycles are particularly attractive targets but any unsecured bike part is at risk. A recent inspection of bicycles parked in front of our building revealed that many were vulnerable to theft. Read more
The personal safety of students, staff, faculty and visitors is of primary importance at the Graduate Center. In the wake of the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, we are once again reviewing our present security posture and emergency operation plans and will be looking at strategies to prevent such incidents from happening on our campus. Read more
Information pertaining to the recent theft of iPhones outside the Graduate Center on 5th Avenue. Read more
Certain types of crime increase during the holiday season. In the past, there have been reports of on-campus theft during this period. In order to prevent you from falling victim to the crimes that occur during the holiday season, we recommend that you take the following precautions:
On Wednesday, 4/22/09, at approximately 10:35AM, two of the three suspects involved in the 4/6/09 office thefts attempted to enter The Graduate Center. The suspects were detained, NYPD was called and the suspects were taken into custody. The NYPD Detective assigned to the case reported that both suspects confessed and provided valuable information concerning the third suspect. He also said that there was a possibility that some of the stolen property might be recovered.
On Monday, 4/6/09, between 2:20PM and 3:15PM, there were four separate reports of office theft in the building. Pocket books, wallets and portable electronic devices were taken. In three of the cases, the property was left unsecured in unoccupied and open offices. Read more
The thefts are being investigated and The Graduate Center will call upon the NYPD for assistance with this investigation. Read more
Certain types of crime increase during the holiday season. In the past, there have been reports of on-campus theft during this period. Read more