Fraudulent activity increases after Purdue shooting

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

The West Lafayette Police Department are warning residents of fraudulent scams arising from the recent tragic event at Purdue University.

West Lafayette Police Lt. Troy Harris said many individuals in our community look for ways to support or donate in wake of Tuesday’s fatal shooting, but they need to be aware that there are unscrupulous individuals who attempt to profit from such events.

Harris warns Hoosiers to safeguard themselves against fraudulent fundraisers or unauthorized merchants attempting to sell merchandise or raise money in an attempt for personal benefit.

According to the West Lafayette Police Department, Purdue University does not have any formal fundraising campaigns at this time, which would include anything associated with “Boiler Strong”.

If you have any information regarding subjects attempting to benefit from this tragic event, please contact the West Lafayette Police Department 765-775-5200. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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