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Warning to Hunter students and Faculty: Public Safety recently became aware of an internet scam where the web site, or e-mail, appears to be another Hunter member asking you to become a "secret shopper". In this scam the unknown person would mail you a check  and request that you deposit it and immediately go out and purchase a certain gift card or product and mail it back to them. Within two days after depositing the check that was mailed to you the bank will contact you to say that the check was worthless or insufficient funds. Please be aware of these various internet scams.





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Using Your OneCard (Hunter ID) at Hunter

This is a friendly reminder from the Office of the Dean of Students regarding Hunter College's policy on using your OneCard while on campus at Hunter College. These measures are in place for your own safety and that of the Hunter community.

  1. All members of the college community are responsible for having their Hunter OneCard with them while on campus at all times.
  2. Your Hunter OneCard is non-transferrable and may not be used by any other person, for any reason.
  3. Allowing other persons to use your Hunter OneCard to gain entry on to Hunter's campus or to use campus facilities is a violation of Hunter College's policy and may result in that person receiving a summons for Trespassing.
  4. Improper use of your Hunter ID may also result in your card being deactivated.

For more information about the One Card, please visit the One Card website.




Service, Integrity and Pride

Welcome to Hunter College’s Department of Public Safety home page. We hope you find the information here helpful. Please take the time to visit our Crime Prevention section. It is intended to help all of us keep Hunter a safe environment in which to learn and work.

Mission Statement

The City University of New York Public Safety Service is dedicated to providing excellence in protection and service to the University community. As law enforcement officers, we shall continuously endeavor to  ensure a safe and secure environment conducive to a positive social and educational process.



Email Scam Advisory to Hunter Community

We have observed a recent increase in targeted email-based scams and phishing emails, affecting our Students, Faculty, and Staff. Similar experiences have been reported by other CUNY campuses and CUNY Central Office. Please review the following information to reinforce your awareness of such scams and what you should and should not do in response.

Security Threat Identification / Symptoms

Unsolicited email, sometimes appears to have been sent by a familiar sender, including the college president, deans, department heads, etc., or even a fellow student. Some messages have included a signature block with the name and email address of a real Hunter staff member in a financial or human resources role.

The message may

  • contain a basic link that leads to a site that attempts to inject malware
  • contain an attachment that is claimed to be an invoice or similar
  • request the purchase of gift cards on the requestor’s behalf
  • offer employment as a “secret shopper” or personal assistant
  • request a change of direct deposit bank information, targeting human resources and finance staff
  • plead for urgent or immediate action


Recommended User Action

  • DO NOT reply to email with any personal information or passwords. If you have reason to believe that a request is real, call the individual or company directly by independently looking up contact information.
  • DO NOT click a link or open an attachment in an unsolicited email message. If you have reason to believe a request is real, type the web address for the company or institution directly into your web browser.
  • BE SUSPICIOUS of any message requesting urgent action, particularly when the message appears to be sent by a VIP.
  • DO NOT use the same password for your work account, bank, Facebook, etc. In the event you do fall victim to a phishing attempt, perpetrators attempt to use your compromised password to access many online services.
  • DO verify that the message sender address is a valid Hunter ( or address. Be wary of non-Hunter/non-CUNY addresses crafted to mislead, such as “”. Even if the sender address does appear to be valid, DO be cautious if the email was unsolicited, and the content is too good to be true.
  • DO be particularly cautious when reading email on a mobile device. It may be easier to miss telltale signs of phishing attempts when reading email on a smaller screen.
  • DO remember that official communications should not solicit personal information by email.
  • DO change ALL of your passwords if you suspect any account you have access to may be compromised.
  • DO read the CUNY Phishing Advisory posted at under CUNY Issued Security Advisories.
  • DO complete the 30 minute information security awareness training located at





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West Lobby and Campus Access

Please note that the West Building Lobby is accessible Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 11 pm; Friday, 6:30 am - 10:30 pm; and Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am - 8 pm. All other entrances to the 68th Street campus are closed from 10:30 pm to 6:30 am every night.

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