Security Alert On the evening of Nov. 14, a student working in a practice room at Peabody left her personal belongings unattended. Upon returning to the room, she noticed her bag was half open, but she did not investigate it any further. When she arrived home at approximately 12:30 a.m., she had several messages on her answering machine, instructing her to immediately call a number to talk about her bank card with the caller who identified himself as a bank representative. She called the number, and the person identified himself as a bank investigator and advised her that someone had tried to use her bank card. He then requested her address, telephone number and her PIN number, which she gave him over the telephone. The suspect told her he would cancel her bank card and would reissue her a new one the next day. Sometime after her conversation, she noticed that her wallet was missing. A week later, the victim noticed that someone had been making withdrawals from her bank account, and she reported the theft to the Peabody campus police and the bank. Campus police suspect the man made his calls from a pay telephone. Campus and city police remind members of the university community never to give out personal information, credit card numbers or personal identification numbers to anyone over the telephone.
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