News & Advisories

Women’s Beanpot Charity Hockey Challenge.

January 29th, 2020

On February 11, 2020 the Travis Roy Foundation will host the?3rd Annual Women’s Beanpot Charity Hockey Challenge. This charity fundraiser will consist of a “pickup” hockey game at Boston University’s Agganis Arena, followed by event participants reconvening at Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena to enjoy watching the 42nd Women’s Beanpot... More

Top Ten Fraud Prevention Tips

December 5th, 2019in Fraud Squad

Fraud and scams of various sorts are becoming one of the most common crimes. We are posting a comprehensive document from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators which discusses each of the following types of fraud and scams: Fraud and Scams Targeting College Students (IACLEA) Cracking Cards Student Tax Scams Tech Support... More

Boston University Police Crime Alert: Residential Thefts

November 22nd, 2019

Subject: Boston University Police Crime Alert: Residential Thefts Timely Warning Thefts inside Residential Areas November 22, 2019 Please be advised that detailed information below regarding several thefts that occurred on campus that may affect members of the BU community. Location of Incidents: 11/12/2019 – Between 10AM & 11 AM - 22 Buswell St. 11/15/2019 - Between 2PM &... More

A Thanksgiving Message from Boston Police

November 18th, 2019

Thanksgiving Safety Message 2019 A Thanksgiving Message from Boston Police Commissioner William Gross Dear Students, Most of you will be leaving shortly to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you are traveling near, or far, the majority of you will be leaving your living spaces vacant and unattended for a period of time. I... More

Subject: Boston University Police Crime Alert: Attempted Robbery

October 8th, 2019

From: Boston University Police Re: Crime Alert - Attempted Robbery Date: October 5, 2019   Please find detailed information below regarding an attempted robbery which recently occurred near the Charles River Campus.   Summary of Incident:   BUPD is alerting our community about an attempted robbery.   Incident: On Friday October 4, 2019 at 8:40 PM, a BU student was... More

Pet Sitting Scam

June 3rd, 2019in Fraud Squad, News

Don't fall for this one... There are a couple of different versions of this scam going around. This is in the 'too good to be true' category. The scammer 'spoofed' a legitimate bu.edu email (so we won't show that here). Spoofing means they send from a different email (such as... More

Crime Alert – Fraud Awareness (Gift Cards)

February 1st, 2019in Advisory

Subject: ?????? Boston University Police Crime Alert From: ??????????? Boston University Police? Re: ???????????????? Crime Alert - Fraud Awareness Date: ???????????? January 31, 2019   Please find detailed information below regarding several fraud incidents that have recently occurred on the Charles River Campus. Summary of Incidents: ? BUPD is reminding our community to remain vigilant about... More