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Networking and Telecommunications

Harassing Phone Calls

IF YOU RECEIVE OBSCENE, HARASSING OR THREATENING CALLS, YOU SHOULD:
  1. Hang up at the first obscene word.

  2. Hang up if the caller remains silent the second time time you say hello. Remember that you control your telephone, not the person calling.

  3. DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION, such as your name and address, until the caller has been properly identified.

  4. Advise your roommate or co-workers NOT TO GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION.  If you are not available, those answering your telephone for you should be instructed to say, "he's/she's not available right now, may I take a message?"

  5. Contact Public Safety at 276-6656.

  6. Keep a log and record the times and dates if the malicious calls persist.

 

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