SMiShing or scam? Just delete messages like this one

Several of our colleagues report having received a suspicious text like this one on their cell phones: If you see a message like this on your phone, delete it. Do not reply to it. If you reply STOP or HELP, you have confirmed to the sender that your number is a live...

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...