The phone number for the UC Davis police Safe Rides service (530-754-2677 or 530-754-COPS) is being spoofed by scammers. Parents of UC Davis students have received calls apparently from this number overnight claiming that their son or daughter has been arrested and demanding money in the form of gift cards.
These calls are fraudulent. Law enforcement and government agencies will not demand money over the phone. For information about phone scams, go to https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/phone-scams.
Safe Rides and other UC Davis police services are operating as normal today.
- Andy Fell, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-304-8888, email@example.com