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Pittsburgh, Pa. 15260 (map)



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Protecting your Identity:
» If you do not know the person, never give out any of your personal information
» When you order new credit cards in the mail, or your previous ones have expired, watch the calendar to make sure that you get the card within the appropriate time. If it is not received by a certain date, call the credit card grantor immediately and find out if the card was sent. Find out if a change of address was filed if you don't receive the card or a billing statement
» Monitor all your bank statements from every credit card every month. Check to see if there is anything that you do not recognize and call the credit grantor to verify that it is truly yours.
» Cancel all credit cards that you do not use or have not used in 6 months. Thieves use these very easily - open credit is a prime target
If you are being followed:
» Cross the street or change direction
» Keep looking back so the person knows that you can't be surprised
» Go to a well-lit area. Enter a building anywhere there are people
» Notice and remember as much as possible about the person
» When arriving at a safe place, call the Pitt Police 412.624.2121
Where you live:
» Keep doors locked
» Don't let strangers in
» Never prop doors open, especially fire doors, even for a short time
Protect personal and university property:
» Lock your door every time you leave
» Engrave expensive equipment. You can e-mail Us (police@pitt.edu) for assistance
» Don't use an outdoor ATM machine late at night
» Don't attach your Pitt ID or any other ID to your key chain