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USM police warn of baseball donation scam

University of Southern Mississippi police have issued a scam warning for people on campus and in the Hattiesburg community. (Photo source: WDAM) University of Southern Mississippi police have issued a scam warning for people on campus and in the Hattiesburg community. (Photo source: WDAM)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

University of Southern Mississippi police have issued a scam warning for people on campus and in the Hattiesburg community.

Campus police said they’ve received reports of a young man asking people for donations for the Golden Eagle baseball team. USMPD says it’s a scam.

University officials said varsity athletic programs will not ask for donations in person or by phone.

Police said the suspect has been described as a white man in his early 20s wearing USM attire and carrying a backpack.

If you encounter this scam, you’re encouraged to call University Police at 601-266-4986.

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