Boston College Police Look Into Student Fraud Reports Over Ticket Purchases

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston College Police are looking into student reports of fraudulent credit card activity on accounts that were used to buy tickets for on-campus events between January and February.

According to a statement from BC Police, these reports involve the school's third-party vendor website AudienceView, which notified the university that it found "a security incident involving consumers’ credit card information had occurred at their organization, which affected individuals at several colleges and universities that use their service."

Because of the advisory, police are urging students and ticket holders to keep a close eye for suspicious charges on their credit cards if they made a purchase for Robsham Theater, BC Athletics, or other campus events within the last couple months.

WBZ's Tim Dunn spoke to a few students on campus who said they saw funds disappear from their accounts.

"I saw a charge from Walmart on my bank account and it was around $150," said one junior student.

"A couple of my friends found these random $180 credit card charges from Walmart— definitely going to be more careful," said another student.

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At the time of posting the AudienceView website is down for maintenance and online sales have been suspended— officials say they are compiling a list of victims while the issue is being resolved. Ticket sales are still available through the Robsham Theater Box Office.

"We regret that some members of the BC community who purchased online tickets for campus events through this vendor’s platform have been affected by this security issue. We encourage you to look out for correspondence from AudienceView in the coming days, and follow the company’s recommendations to protect yourself from fraudulent activity," BC Police said in a statement.

WBZ's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports.

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