Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Phone Fraud Aimed at UCLA: 310-794-6699
Phone calls are coming to UCLA people, present and past, purportedly from the number 310-794-6699. Possibly, this is related to the theft of a UCLA info database a few years ago. According to various web sources, often calls are received from this number but no one is there. However, in some cases, individuals purporting to be from UCLA have been reported to ask for donations or for personal information. If you call the number, you get the general UCLA medical center operator. Apparently, unused numbers belonging to the medical center - when called - go to that operator. The usual precautions apply: Don't give out personal info on the phone, even if someone who claims to be from UCLA asks.