February 22, 2018  

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University Police to campus: Be on Guard Against Solicitation Scams

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University Police asks members of the Hattiesburg campus to be vigilant when engaging with individuals claiming to represent an organization at the university and who are engaging in solicitation, including selling products such as magazine subscriptions, etc. as part of a fundraiser. 

This follows reports of an individual going door-to-door in Hattiesburg neighborhoods falsely representing a university entity in engaging in solicitation. Any individual taking part in such an activity must have written authorization to do so, and should present physical documentation as evidence.  


For information about solicitation permission on campus, contact Jami King at 601.266.4399 or e-mail jami.king@usm.edu ; to report concerns on the Hattiesburg campus, contact University Police at 601.266.4986. For more information about university policy concerning this matter, online visit http://www.usm.edu/union/studentactivities.php   under the heading “Publications,” where the Solicitation Policy can found on page 9 of the Policy and Procedure Guideline manual; or visit http://www.usm.edu/event-services/policies