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IU Police Warn Of Increased Credit Card Fraud

Police say most of the fraudulent purchases have been made on the East Coast.

Indiana University police are receiving an unusual amount of credit card fraud reports.

An IU Police Department spokesman says the department received nine reports in just the past few days.

IU Jacobs School of Music graduate student Katelyn Lee says her bank notified her Thursday someone had made purchases on her credit card in Michigan.

“I had been hearing about this on Facebook for about the past two weeks,” she says. “So I assumed it was one of the businesses on or around campus.”

Lee says she has heard similar reports of credit card fraud in the past from other Jacobs School of Music students, so she had not been using her card at nearby businesses that are frequented by students.

“I hope that this is figured out soon. It’s affecting a lot of people. I know five people this happened to yesterday alone,” she says.

Police report most of the purchases have been made on the East Coast.

Anyone who experiences credit card fraud in Bloomington is being asked to call IUPD or the Bloomington Police Department.

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