Spam Voice Calls

Periodically, members of the Dartmouth community receive phone calls at their Dartmouth phone number that are considered "spam". These are just like the spam calls you get on your personal phones and email. Sometimes the caller will either leave a voice message or will begin speaking in a foreign language when answered; sometimes they are trying to sell you something - impersonating Dartmouth vendors in some instances; sometimes they are threatening legal action; sometimes they look like they're coming from Dartmouth phone numbers. If they are spoofing your Caller ID to make it look like a Dartmouth number just remember that all legitimate Dartmouth calls will only show the extension calling you. A spoofed Dartmouth call will show a 603-646-XXXX number.

These are spam calls that have been affecting several higher ed institutions recently. Because the numbers from which they originate are constantly changing, we cannot block these calls.

Just disregard these calls. If they are personally threatening, contact Dartmouth's Safety and Security.  

 

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Article ID: 67647
Created
Mon 11/26/18 12:25 PM
Modified
Tue 9/10/19 12:23 PM