The Oregon State Police are warning Oregon State University students to be aware of persons using counterfeit money to purchase goods sold via Craigslist. On March 2, an OSU student reported to police that someone attempting to buy a laptop from them via Craigslist used fraudulent money to do so. When confronted, the suspect tried to escape but dropped the laptop when the student pursued them. The suspect is still being sought.
Police are telling OSU students to be cautious when using online websites and platforms to set up exchanges with individuals whom they do not know. It is important to keep the following points in mind:
Should you have any concerns or questions regarding this topic or incidents like it, please contact the Oregon State Police, OSU Patrol Office at 200 Cascade Hall or calling their non-emergency number at 541-737-3010.