Yesterday, you may have received invitations in either your FIT or personal Gmail accounts to share a Google Drive document from a recognizable name at FIT, mailing list you belong to, or personal contact. This was a nationwide email phishing scam that lured the reader to click on an “Open in Docs” button. When individuals […]
The Scam Many individuals have reported receiving emails that say “FIT Persons Name” has invited you to view the following document followed by an Open in documents button. This email is a phishing scam. When an individual clicks the link they will be redirected to a fake Google permission page if they click allow they grant […]
In 2017, approximately 30% of all reported data breach incidents were related to the theft of W-2 information, which was likely used for tax fraud. -IRS It is that time of year again, tax time! Every year thousands of people fall victim to tax scams. Criminals use many tactics to fool individuals, payroll and tax professionals. […]
Cyber criminals are taking advantage of college students looking for work and wanting to make extra money during their limited free time. Scammers target student emails and places students look for work and to connect with employers. Below you will find some of the scams meant to target students looking for a job.
How the Phishing attack works The newest phishing scam is so “efficient” that many experienced technical users have reported falling for it. The scam tricks Gmail users into revealing their login credentials.The phishing attack starts with an email that contains what appears to be an attached PDF document, but is, in reality, an embedded image […]
There has been a recent increase in scams targeting colleges. In a typical scenario, a caller poses as an employee of a big-name computer company such as Microsoft or Dell and tells the victim that their computer is infected with a virus and it needs to be remedied. If successful, the scammer convinces the victim […]
Did you know that scammers could be after your credit card information and your money? Scammers use social media and word-of-mouth to target student populations at U.S. colleges and universities by claiming to offer discounts on school tuition if the student makes a tuition payment via the fraudulent site. The victims are subsequently asked to […]
What is Phishing? (pronounced Fishing) Phishing is a form of fraud where an email sender pretends to be a legitimate company in order to trick the email recipient into sharing important personal information like passwords and account numbers. Tips to Identify Phishing Do you recognize the sender? Email asks you to click on a link […]