Text-Based Scams

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. […]

Tutoring Scam

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 […]

Campus notice on phishing awareness

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 […]