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 […]
Be aware that scammers are continuing to send emails purporting to be VIPs like Deans and Dept. Heads. See other examples and info in this post: https://publish.illinois.edu/phishingalerts/?s=impersonat&submit=Search Here is an example from today, Nov 20, 2020.
Sharing the following from an IT Professional on campus. He has verified with SURS that they do NOT make personal phone calls. If someone purporting to be SURS calls you and asks about verifying your identity for insurance or asks questions about HIPAA, please hang up.
While this may be a legitimate request, the spammy character of his distribution method leads us to distrust this message if you received it. We recommend you delete without opening any attachments or clicking any links.
This is an example of a snail-mail phishing scam! If you receive a notice requesting payment for your xxxxxxxxx.illinois.edu website or domain, you do NOT need to pay it. University websites and sub-domains are managed internally. Below is an example of a fake invoice. You’ll notice that it says it is NOT a bill, but […]
The following legitimate email was sent to the university community on 9/4. Reposting here for archival purposes due to relevance to this site. Dear University Community, In an effort to further enhance our cyber defenses, we want to remind you of a common cyber-attack that everyone should be aware of – phishing. “Phishing” is the […]