Sound the Alarm
Learn how and where to report suspicious activity

If you suspect that fraud is being committed at UCSF either by an internal or external party:


If you suspect that you have clicked on a link in a phishing e-mail or in some way compromised your work computer system contact the UCSF IT Service Desk immediately at 415-514-4100 or


If you suspect you have been a victim of identity theft:

  • Contact the company with the problem account and let them know you are disputing the charges due to fraud, ask them to freeze the account
  • File a report with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Contact your local police department and file a report

Additionally, consider the following if you have been a victim of identity theft:

  • Check your other accounts and credit reports for other suspicious activity and/or accounts
  • Sign up for a credit monitoring service
  • Place a fraud alert on your credit reports
  • Open new credit card and financial accounts
  • Adjust your account settings by regularly changing passwords and requesting alerts for transactions over certain amounts
  • Consider a credit freeze