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Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. To view Calls for Services information, please visit communitycrimemap.com. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.
Incident Date04/02/2021 - 11:07 AM
Address400 W Mifflin St
DetailsMPD received a fraud complaint where a 19-year-old was recently scammed out of nearly $10,000. The UW-Madison international student reported to police he received phone calls from someone stating they were from US Immigration Services (ICE) and that he would be arrested and deported unless he paid a fine through a bank transfer and multiple gift cards. After a dozen phone calls asking for more money, the victim found information online that this was likely a scam and subsequently reported to MPD.
This is an ongoing scam targeting international students as outlined in an announcement by UW-Madison. A few reminders:
- ICE Agents and local police do not call immigrants on the phone to warn them that they are about to be arrested and deported for violating immigration laws;
- Agents do not request financial information (e.g., bank account and credit card account information) or demand money from someone to dismiss an investigation or vacate an arrest warrant.
Released 04/08/2021 at 3:54 PM by PIO Tyler Grigg
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