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...

Phishing does NOT take a holiday! Think before you click!

We’ve posted plenty of reminders this holiday shopping season. But remember that phishing scammers are active all the time. This report came in this morning: A breezy little phish about W2 forms. See it? Delete it! Phishers do not ever take a holiday. Think B4 U...

File backups: Your protection against ransomware

Ransomware affects businesses, schools, hospitals, and yes, your personal computer. This type of malware is used by Cybercriminals to block access to a computer system and encrypt its files until a sum of money is paid, usually in bitcoin. Generally, there is a time...

Have you downloaded a counterfeit shopping app?

Counterfeit shopping apps mimic the real shopping apps provided by well-known stores. These fake apps provide an entire shopping experience, complete with a final credit card transaction and an order confirmation number. No merchandise is ever delivered, and...

“Policies Violation” email is a phishing scam

Multiple people reported this phish overnight. How did they know this was a phishing scam and not a legitimate warning? First, it follows the usual phishing pattern of identifying an alleged emergency then over-politely asking you to click a link to verify your...

Scammers shopping for your identity this holiday season

Be vigilant this upcoming holiday season, as criminals will use Black Friday and Cyber Monday to take advantage of consumers amid the excitement of amazing deals. Don’t let hassle-free online shopping lead to a headache down the road. If something looks too good to be...