Security Alert: Someone Acting Suspiciously?

Published: 6 February 2018

Security Alert: Someone Acting Suspiciously?

Some students have recently been approached by non-UNSW persons, attempting to befriend them.

Please exercise caution when engaging in conversation with strangers and if you think something is not quite right, report it to the Campus Security Services.  

Things you should look out for include:

  • Someone asking personal questions
  • requesting your name and contact number
  • inviting you to befriend them via social media etc.

If you encounter a situation like this, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Try not to engage in the conversation and do not provide the person with any confidential information about yourself.
  • Move away from the person, closer to crowds of people or somewhere open with good lighting.

If you are on Campus, contact Campus Security by:

  • calling 9385 6666
  • activating a HelpPoint
  • speaking to a security officer
  • reporting your concerns to Campus Security at the Gate 2 Security Office (open 24/7)

If you are off Campus, call the Police on triple zero: 000

  • If possible, take a photo with your phone to pass to Security and/or Police (but only if you are at a safe distance).

Download ‘StaySafe@UNSW’, the campus security app, for more assistance and safety tips.

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