Another Verizon phishing scam

We all recognize email like this one as a phishing scam, right? No legitimate company is going to send a billing notice to a list of customers with all the customer’s email addresses visible to each other. Standard shock treatment. You’re supposed to...

“Old Friend” Google Form Scam

Last month, Skidmore College reported seeing some identity theft scams using Google Docs forms. This week, we’ve just started seeing Google forms used as the “pharming” site behind phishing scams at UD. Several people reported receiving email that...

UDel Collaborative Networks spam

Over night, UD inboxes were flooded with email like the one shown below: Don’t follow the link. Don’t “sign up.” Do delete the message. A quick Web search shows that other schools (UCLA, Michigan, and Penn, for example) have seen similar spam...

Phishing Blues webcast

Last week, the LearnIT Express webcast was called “Phishing Blues.” It ran about 12-13 minutes, included annotated examples (and discussion) of some of the scams seen at UD, and some suggestions for what to do if you fall for a phishing scam or submit...

I paid how much to PayPal??

Congratulations, UD colleagues. You’re starting to catch more and more phishing scams without help from IT or your departmental IT professional! Today we’ve had multiple reports about this fake PayPal notice: Just like some of the other scams we’ve...

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...

Recent phishing scams spoof Verizon notices

Late last year, we posted a notice from Verizon itself about scams like these, but a reminder won’t hurt. Over the past week or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of fake billing notices from Verizon. They look good at first because the scammers have stolen...

“Verify this email address” and you’ll be phished

This phish seen this morning at UD may catch you if you’re unaware. It’s a variation of a phish seen in our mailboxes earlier this month. Similar “official sounding” boilerplate language about forwarding and maintenance. Similar use of a...

Students: watch out for online job offer scams

PNC Bank has cautioned us about a scam they are seeing at branches near college campuses. The scam takes advantage of college students’ naivete and desire for part-time work. In one case, the scam job advertisement was listed at a college’s official...