Be Aware of Phishing Scams
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
UNCW has recently become aware of a couple of phishing and computer threats sent to campus email accounts. Please be aware of ways to identify potential scams.
Watch for the following information to help identify potential scams:
- A generic greeting instead of the email being addressed specifically to you
- Unknown or unfamiliar email addresses
- Requests for confidential information
- Numerous spelling errors or typos
If you receive a suspicious email:
- Do not click on any links within the email.
- Delete the email it from your Inbox.
If you happen to click on links in a suspicious email:
- Change your UNCW password.
- Run a scan with your antivirus software.
ITS does everything we can to keep SPAM, including phishing attacks, to a minimum. Occasionally a fraudulent message will get through, so we recommend that you keep your antivirus up to date and be aware of steps you can take to protect yourself.
If you do not have antivirus installed on your computer, you may download a free copy for your personal (non-UNCW) computer from the UNCW Antivirus Web Page. If you require assistance, please contact the TAC at (910) 962-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.