March 16, 2010

Volume 20, Issue 3

               Published by the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department for the Health Sciences Center


31st Annual Times Picayune Crescent City Classic

The 31st Consecutive
Times Picayune - Crescent City Classic
Saturday, April 3, 2010

One of the world's great 10K races, the Crescent City Classic is an Easter Weekend Tradition, not only in New Orleans , but in the world. It runs on a flat, fast, 6.2 mile course that lends itself to world records as well as those who just want to get some exercise "New Orleans Style" and then enjoy the fabulous Post-race Party. This year our Festival Entertainment will feature some of the city's top bands. They are sure to keep your feet moving long after the race is over.

For additional information or to register for the race go to:

Wearing Your Tulane ID

Tulane University Health Sciences Center policy requires that all Faculty, Staff, and Students wear their University Identification card at all times while on campus.

ID's are available in Room 806 of the Tidewater Building . Once activated your ID will allow you to gain access to various buildings on campus. For access into the 1430 Building and JBJ Building have your card activated at TUHSC Police Dispatch in the Medical School Lobby. For access to the Tidewater Building have the card activated in room 806 of the Tidewater Building , and in the Murphy Building cards are activated in the Dean's Office located on the 15th floor .

If you have any questions concerning access to secured areas see your supervisor for special authorization.

Don't fall victim to a

phishing scam!

  What is Phishing?

Phishing attackers use spoofed e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc.

  How to avoid becoming a victim:

1) Be suspicious of any email with urgent request for personal information.

2) Don't use the links in an email to get to any web pages if you suspect the message might not be authentic. Instead, call the company on the telephone, or log onto the website directly by typing in the web address in your browser.

3) Avoid filling out forms in email messages that ask for personal financial information.

4) Regularly log into your online accounts. Don't leave it for as long as a month before you check each account.

5) Regularly check your bank, credit and debit card statements to ensure that all transactions are legitimate. If anything is suspicious, contact your financial institution and all card issuers.

6) Always report “phishing or “spoofed” emails to the Federal Trade Commission at

**Crime Alert** Crime ALert** Crime Alert**

At approximately 4:30 pm on Sunday 3/14/10 a visitor entered her vehicle in the Lasalle Parking Garage and a black male subject with grey hair about 50 years old, 5'9” 180 lbs approached her and demanded her money at gunpoint. The suspect then demanded that she open her rear doors at which time he entered the vehicle. The suspect then ordered the victim to drive to an ATM machine to withdraw money from her account. As the victim was driving she noticed a crowd of parade observers and quickly exited her vehicle and asked for assistance. The suspect then fled in the victims vehicle. The vehicle was later discovered nearby abandoned.

Please remember to always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you, and remember NEVER refuse to give up property. It can be replaced, you can't.

Please report all incidents or suspicious activity as soon as safety permits. Remember to travel in numbers whenever possible, utilize crosswalks, park in well-lit and populated areas, and to use the TUHSC Police 24-hours Security Escort Services. Stop at the lobby post or call 988-5531 for information and safety brochures. In case of EMERGENCY call 988-5555 or 55555 if on campus, and 911 if off campus.


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