Don’t get zapped by utility vishing scams

Phones are abuzz with calls from utility scammers. We’ve seen reports of two basic kinds of utility scams that are costing customers up to thousands of dollars. Both of these scams start with phone calls from scammers “spoofing” caller ID in order to impersonate a...

W2 spear phishing surfaces for the tax season

One of last year’s favorite tax scams is back: W2 spear phishing. Several companies’ employees have been fooled by an email that was “spoofed” so that it appeared to be from their bosses or CEOs. The email asked for the employee to reply with a copy of the...

Phishing scams lurking in the Amazon Marketplace

There’s a troubling scam on Amazon in which sellers tempt would-be victims with “used—like new” electronics at temptingly low prices. Beware what’s too good to be true! Marketplace sellers like Sc-Elegance post incredibly cheap electronics on Amazon. When users try to...

“Admin Authentication” email is a Phishing scam!

This phish is pretty easy to spot, but multiple copies have swum into UD inboxes this morning: It comes from a spoofed email address (webmaster@udel.edu) and asks you to click a link that is clearly not a UD link for something about your “Secure Account.”...

Vishing: Phishing on your phone

Vishing starts with a phone call and could end with the victim losing money or important personal information. Phishing scams use suspicious emails to target their victims, and vishing does the same thing over the phone. Many users know to be wary of scams online;...

Phishing scam claims your UD Mailbox Quota Exceeded!

Even though this spear phishing scam directed at UD is not the strongest one we’ve seen lately, we know that at least one of you will click the link and surrender your UD credentials to the miscreants who sent this email. How can you tell this email message is a...

What’s up? WhatsApp scams!

We bring you news of two scams reported by WhatsApp users. These scams have not been reported by the UD community yet, but all users should be alert because mobile devices are vulnerable to scams and malware. The first scam promises free use-anywhere internet for...

“FBI agent” phone call is a scam

We warned you: tax scam season has begun. We’ve received our first report of a tax scam affecting a member of the UD community. A UD graduate student reported a suspicious phone call from a scammer posing as an FBI agent. The scammer informed the student that...