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...

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,...