IRS warns about student tax scam

The IRS is warning students not to fall for a new vishing scam. Bogus IRS impersonators have been calling students and telling them they owe a nonexistent “Federal Student Tax.” The scammers reportedly demand that the student wires them money right away,...

IRS vishing scam reported by UDel community

It’s tax season once again, and that means scammers are busy trying to file fraudulent tax returns in your name. We’ve received a report of a vish (the telephonic equivalent of a phishing email) claiming to come from the IRS. The robo-call claims to be...

Phone scam thwarted

The folks in UD’s Development Office report receiving a phone call that could be a variation on the phone support scam we mentioned last month. I just received a telephone call from a man who claimed to be “Tom Collins,” with UD Business Solutions. He said...

International phone scam lands in Delaware

We recently tried to assist a client who was caught by a world-wide scam. This is the first we’ve heard of this scam hitting in Delaware. It includes the telephone version of spear-phishing. Bottom line: do NOT trust any unsolicited calls about your computer being...