Another instance of a malicious file shared through legitimate service (OneDrive, Google Drive) purporting to be from a VIP, in this case, the Dean.
Be on the lookout for COVID-related “assistance” scams like this one currently going around. This is not advertising a legitimate program. Some clues are: 1) the bit.ly short URL obscuring the true destination of the support page, 2) the fact that this is being sent by a .edu address for a different institution, 3) that […]
Do not reply to the email address in this message. Consider it suspicious any time someone sending email from @illinois.edu asks you to reply to a Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail/AOL address. Be wary of emails with attachments, especially those with offers that seem too good to be true.
Note: If you click the link in these phishing emails, campus IT Security will reset your NetID password as a precaution.
Text-based Phishing Scams We’re starting to see an increase in text-message phishing scams like the example below. If you receive a text from unknown origins with a link and/or time pressure and/or claims of too-good-to-be-true offers, we recommend blocking the number and deleting the text. Do NOT click the links or respond to the sender. […]
We have recently seen examples of “tutoring scam” emails at the university. Please see the example image below and visit these links from other institutions outlining the common elements of this type of scam. https://police.ucsd.edu/alerts/tutor-scam.html https://www.berkeleyparentsnetwork.org/recommend/tutors/scam As always, if you aren’t sure whether an email is legitimate, you can reach out to your local IT […]