A U. of I. employee reported Sept. 11 that she had received a threatening telephone call from two people known to the employee. The callers made threats of physical violence against the victim.
Two U. of I. students reported that they had been defrauded of $150 each Thursday after attempting to buy headphones. The headphones offered through an online dealer were purported to be brand name, but the students received knockoff versions after purchasing them.
At 8:45 a.m. Thursday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had cut a hole in a chain link fence to access university property in the 0-100 block of East Stadium Drive, Champaign. The door to a small building on the property was found ajar, and a small toolbox was missing. The damage to the fence is estimated at $500, and the toolbox and its contents are valued at $300.
A U. of I. student reported Thursday that she had been the victim of a telephone scam. The student received a call from someone purporting to be a member of the U.S. Marshals Service who claimed that the student’s Social Security number had been compromised and that he had a warrant for her arrest. He directed the student to wire $2,900 to an unknown account via Bitcoin to resolve the matter. The student completed the transaction and then contacted police after the caller demanded more money.