NMU Public Safety warns of phone scam

Kelly McCommons

NMU Public Safety is warning the public about a possible phone scam.

Director of public safety and police services Michael Bath sent an email to the students, faculty and staff Friday morning to warn the university to be wary of caller ID “ST OF MI DMB IT.” The number listed on the call was 517-332-2521.


“This is a working number for the Michigan State Police headquarters in Lansing,” Bath said in the email. “However, they are not making the calls. We have notified them of the situation.”

Around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, calls began to come into campus from an individual identifying him/her self as a member of the Michigan State Police. The caller informed the receiver he/she was under investigation and requested personal information.

The receiver of the phone call is a full time staff member at the university and the call came in on a work phone.

“Fortunately, that individual didn’t give any information out,” Bath told North Wind reporters. “Hopefully no one else has received the call.”

When Bath notified the Michigan State Police at the Lansing headquarters early this morning, the post was unaware of the call at the time.

“This is not a legitimate call,” Bath said. “Do not provide any information if you happen to receive a call.”

Please contact Public Safety and Police Services  at 906-227-2151 or by email at [email protected] if you have any concerns.