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,...

Watch out for scammers posing as Dell support staff

Many¬†Dell users reported receiving multiple bogus support calls by fake support technicians. The scammers knew the serial number and service ID of the user’s computer. They would call and tell the Dell user that his or her computer had been infected with a...

IRS vishing scam reported by UDel community

It’s tax season once again, and that means scammers are busy trying to file fraudulent tax returns in your name. We’ve received a report of a vish (the telephonic equivalent of a phishing email) claiming to come from the IRS. The robo-call claims to be...

Suspicious vishers attempt to trick users at #UDel

Keeping with the trend of recent phone scams, we got a call from someone claiming to be “Chris from IT.” He said he was trying to assist a student who was having network troubles, and wanted us to go to a certain Web site and tell him if the page loaded. I...

Trying too hard…

So there’s a call center in India posing as UD Directory Assistance and claiming to be the Chamber of Commerce so they can ask for your UD information. I wish we were creative enough to make this stuff up. Yesterday, we got a call from a number that appeared as...