Take Steps to Fight Fraud

Be on the lookout for common phishing tactics.

Your safety is our priority. We want you to be aware of common phishing tactics targeting college students, faculty, and staff around the country.

Please be on the lookout:

Appeals for emergency assistance
You receive an email that seems to come from a friend, professor or supervisor seeking emergency financial assistance in the form of gift cards. Look carefully at the sender’s email address. Does it end with @emory.edu? Messages from outside the Emory network will have "[EXTERNAL]" appended to the subject line. Urgent emails may ask you to connect via text messages only, and they will make excuses to avoid talking with you directly. This is an attempt to move the conversation away from Emory's email system. Do not send gift cards as payment. They are difficult to track. Do not wire money. Forward questionable messages to police@emory.edu and abuse@emory.edu. 

Offers that are too good to be true
Individuals will offer $400 a week to perform basic tasks. They will send a check for much more than $400, asking you to make minor purchases, and then return the balance using gift cards or a money order. No reputable government agency or Emory employer will expect payment in gift cards. If you did not formally apply for a role through sites like EagleOps, Indeed or Monster, do not accept the offer. Also beware of job offers that originate outside the @emory.edu network. Forward questionable messages to police@emory.edu and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at isss@emory.edu immediately.

Threats to your academic standing or immigration status
An email, text or call warns that you are in jeopardy of losing your immigration status or academic standing if you do not send a “fee,” “penalty, or “tax” as payment. They may threaten that you will be prosecuted or deported unless you pay the fee. Phone calls may appear on a caller ID to be coming from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller may know information about you and speak in an intimidating manner. Hang up. Emails or texts may claim to be from your home government or a U.S. government agency. Do not respond. Forward questionable messages to police@emory.edu and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at isss@emory.edu immediately. 

Requests for personal information
Never provide your network ID, Social Security number, address, or passport information via email or text. Use the Emory University student, faculty or staff portals to access and share official account information.  

Blackmail attempts 
Some scammers have tricked people into sharing explicit photos. They will threaten to blackmail by sharing the photos, unless you pay a large sum of money. Be very careful about sharing anything you would want to keep private. Contact police@emory.edu anytime you are being threatened.

If you receive an email, text, or phone call requesting something strange or demanding large sums of money, SLOW DOWN. Do not rush to act. Check the email address of the sender. Before responding or taking the requested action, ask yourself and others if this could be a scam. When in doubt, email police@emory.edu or call 404-727-6111 for assistance. We are available to support you 24/7.

For emergency police, fire, and medical emergency service, call: 404.727.6111 (or 911).

EPD is here to serve and protect the Emory community 24 hours a day. Please save our phone number for easy access in case of an on-campus emergency.

Confidential Tip Hotline

Share any information concerning criminal activity. All information on the tip hotline is confidential.

Tips Line: 404.727.TIPS (404.727.8477)

You can also email tips to the Emory Police

Note: EPD’s tips line is not an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 404.727.6111 or 911 and tell the dispatcher your location.

Event Security

The Emory Police Department can provide security for your on-campus event. 

  • If you need security for your student organization event, please complete this form.
  • If you need security for an event not being hosted by a student organization, please contact us via email.

Fingerprinting Services

The Emory Police Department provides fingerprinting services for persons affiliated with Emory who require ink fingerprint cards for background checks. The service is provided by appointment only. Call 404.727.6115 to schedule an appointment.

Note: Please do not prefill the fingerprint cards; the fingerprint machine will print the fields on the card(s) for you.

Lost and Found

The Emory Police Department makes every effort to investigate and return all found items to their rightful owners. If you have lost an item (or found one) please call 404.727.8005 to report it.

Inquiries concerning Lost/Found Property will be handled in person at any of the locations of the Emory Police Department below, by telephone at 404.727.8005, or by email.

Contact Information and Locations
Emory Headquarters:
1784 N. Decatur Road
Suite G01
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Oxford Office:
402 W. Moore Street
Oxford, Georgia 30054
Midtown Office:
478 Peachtree Street
Suite OL812
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Recover Stolen Property / EmoryCards

If your property was stolen,call us 404.727.6111 (or 911 to report the theft as soon as possible. If you know the make, model, and serial number of the stolen property, please try to provide the information at the time of the report. Also, if your device has a network card (wired or wireless), it can help our investigation if you provide the MAC address(es) for the device.

Locations of Serial Numbers

  • Serial numbers for bicycles can usually be found on the underside of the bottom bracket (the part of the frame that the pedal crank passes through).
  • Cell phones often use an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number as a serial number. The location of the IMEI number differs by device.

Register your bikes and electronic equipment with Operation ID.

Lost or Stolen EmoryCards

The EmoryCard is used for building access and financial transactions. Please deactivate your EmoryCard as soon as possible if it is lost or stolen.

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