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July 1, 2004


The rise in gasoline prices has given way to a new scam. The scam is called the "gas coupon" scam and begins when a con artist calls you and represents himself as a telemarketer. You are then given a sales pitch in which you are promised hundreds of dollars worth of gasoline vouchers. All you are asked to provide is your bank account number or credit card number to process a "modest" shipping and handling fee of a few dollars. Once the con artist has your account number(s), you are left with no gasoline vouchers and skyrocketing credit card debts or emptying bank accounts.

Do not fall victim to this scam. Never provide your credit card numbers or bank account numbers to people who contact you with "an offer you can't refuse."

Engineering Teaching Center, 204 East Dean Keeton

Occurred between 01-15-04 and 6-29-04 at 10:30 p.m.

Theft: Approximately $10.00 was stolen from a money collection jar that is kept in a secured 2nd floor student organization office. Loss value: $10.00.

2500 Robert Dedman Drive

Occurred on 6-30-04 at 10:50 p.m.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped after driving a BMW in excess of 50 MPH in a 15 MPH zone, swerving into and out of the on-coming lane of traffic and disregarding a stop sign. The UT student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

George I. Sánchez Building, 1912 Speedway

Occurred between 6-25-04 at 2:00 p.m. and 6-28-04 at 8:00 a.m.

Theft: A memory card was stolen out of a Canon 3.2 megapixel digital camera that was stored in an unsecured 3rd floor office. Loss value: $30.00.