W2 spear phishing surfaces for the tax season

One of last year’s favorite tax scams is back: W2 spear phishing. Several companies’ employees have been fooled by an email that was “spoofed” so that it appeared to be from their bosses or CEOs. The email asked for the employee to reply with a copy of the...

Be careful: Tax season is also tax scam season

Every year, we warn the University community about tax phishing scams and tax-related identity theft scams. There are a number of ways scammers try to steal personal information in order to create false identities or claim tax refunds illegally. Let’s break them...

Spoofed email addresses reported by sharp-eyed UD employees

Scammers are always trying to pull a fast one on you. This morning, several members of the University community told reportaphish@udel.edu that they received email allegedly sent by a high-ranking UD official. The message came from a fake email address that included...

Spear phishing strikes again

Earlier this year, we wrote about W-2 spearphishing in which scammers impersonated a high-ranking member of an organization and asked for employee W-2s in an attempt to steal their personal information. Today, a member of the University community forwarded a similar...