IRS tax phishing season again!

This morning we have begun receiving reports of phishing scams baited with information allegedly from the IRS about a problem with the recipient’s tax refund. As Michael Hickins, Wall Street Journal, pointed out in a March 2011 blog post, It’s tax season, which...

Phish land in all your inboxes!

You have to be careful with all of your email accounts. For example, look at this classic that arrived in one UD employee’s Yahoo! email account: Most companies, banks, organizations, and universities do not send out email that asks you to click a link to...

More early semester phish landing at UDel

We can’t possibly post every phish we’ve seen this week–as phishers trawl for identities they can steal, bombarding UD inboxes at the beginning of a new semester. But this one has an interesting wrinkle: it claims that someone with a specific IP...

Text messaging scams

Cramming, also known as SMiShing, is a fishing scam via text message. By replying to one of these messages or clicking a link in the message, you may be authorizing these scammers to charge monthly fees to your wireless phone bill. As with many other forms of phishing...

Happy Holidays: Don’t get scammed!

So far this fall, UD has seen plenty of phishing scams, but not a lot of new ones. We’re using Black Friday to remind you about some of the common shopping and shipping scams you might see during the holiday gift-shopping season and giving you some resources to...

Plenty of phish, not many “new ones”….

UD email continues to receive a steady stream of phishing email, most of it in the form of email that pretends to be from a reputable company, including stolen logo images, with links that do not take you to the company’s Web site. For example, in this...

If Microsoft says your mailbox is full…

If you get email allegedly from Microsoft saying that your mailbox is full, it must be true, right? Wrong! The current version of this scam includes a link to a Google Docs form to make it easy for the scammer to harvest your account information. If you submit the...

Fake SpamCop email: Don’t let them harvest your info

Here’s a scam we’ve not seen recently. The scammers are claiming that your network is allegedly riddled with spambots–stolen computer accounts that are being used for remote-controlled sending of unsolicited commercial email–or worse. Follow...

Another school year begins. Don’t fall for email scams!

Over the past week, we’ve seen multiple variations of phishing scams like this one: At the beginning of a new school year, we tend to see a lot of scams like this one, or the ever popular scam: “Your UDel email is over quota. Click here to verify your...