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...

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;...

“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...

SMiShing attack targets UD procurement card holders

Some holders of UD Pro Cards are reporting getting fake SMS text alerts on their cell phones. The alerts are allegedly from Bank of America, the provider of UD procurement cards. Note that the link is NOT to a legitimate Bank of America site. The scammer hopes you...