Be aware of scam emails and phone calls

July 13, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Updates & Resources

Example scam voicemail

The IRS tax fraud scams we warned about in June are continuing. These phishing emails attempt to trick people into revealing personal information.

Some of us have also received automated phone calls and voicemails from people who claim to be from the IRS or the United States Treasury. These calls threaten legal action if the recipient fails to return a call to a specific telephone number. The “caller” identifies himself/herself with a commonplace first and last name, making the call appear legitimate.

Please review our June message and remember, the IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers by email, phone, text messages or social media channels in order to request personal or financial information.

See the ITS Safe Computing home page, Phishing Alerts and Topical Tips, for more information on what’s currently circulating at the University, and continue to use IT security best practices as outlined in the June message.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your IT Service Desk:

  • MCIT Customers: 936-8000
  • MSIS Customers: 763-7770

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