Scamming you through social media

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between October 27, 2020 and November 2, 2020.

October 27, 2020

Many of us have received phishing emails, either at work or home. These emails look legitimate, such as from your bank, your boss, or your favorite online store, but are really an attack attempting to pressure or trick you into taking an action you should not take.

Attempts to scam or fool you can happen over almost any form of communication you use—from Skype, WhatsApp, and Slack to Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and even gaming apps.

You are the best defense against scams, cons, and virtual attacks.

Click here to learn more about scamming through social media.

For more information on how to protect yourself from these scams, contact the Helpdesk.