Current NIU Safety Bulletins
|Date Occurred:||January 25, 2015|
At approximately 4:57 a.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015 NIU Police responded to the third floor of Neptune East residence hall for a report of an attempted assault of a female student. The victim reported to police that she was in the shower of a third floor bathroom when a person approached the shower stall and grabbed her arm. The victim yelped upon being grabbed, and the suspect immediately fled the area.
The victim described the suspect as being approximately 5’6” tall with a medium build and wearing black clothing and a ski mask. NIU Police continue to investigate the incident and report that there is no imminent threat to the campus and local community. Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area of the Neptune Hall residential complex. Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).
1-26-2015: A suspect in Sunday morning's incident at Neptune East has been identified and is being interviewed by NIU Police. The investigation is ongoing, and police emphasize that there is no imminent threat to the campus or local community.
1-27-2015: The suspect in a reported attempted assault at Northern Illinois University has been taken into custody, charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
On January 25, 2015, NIU Police responded to the third floor of the Neptune East Residence Hall for a report of an attempted assault on a female student. The victim reported to police that she was in the shower of the third floor bathroom when a person approached the shower stall and grabbed her arm.
NIU Police personnel conducted an investigation throughout the weekend of the incident, which lead to identifying and interviewing the suspect. An anonymous tip received through the NIU Police non-emergency number was instrumental in the success of the investigation, which led to a 20-year-old student from Chicago being charged in the incident.
|Incident:||Fraudulent human resources emails|
|Date Occurred:||January 21, 2015|
University employees may receive fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mails contain a link directing the employee to login to what appears to be the human resources website to identify this change but is actually an effort to steal employee credentials.
Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer can take that information to sign into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information to redirect the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam.
The scam can result in big problems for both the employee and the university, including the following:
Contact Human Resources and DoIT if a suspicious e-mail is received. Victims of this scam may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov
|Date Occurred:||January 21, 2015|
Students throughout the country have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies.
The so-called position simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student is to receive is directed elsewhere and stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges.
Here’s how the scam works:
Consequences of Participating in the Scam:
Tips to Protect Yourself from this Scam:
Victims of this scam may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. Please reference the following PSA number: 01132015a-PSA