December 16, 2015 @ 12:31 pm
During the holiday season there is typically a rise in phishing scams and attempts of identity theft. Be cautious during this time of year. Slow down and consider the actions you are taking online.
This season, OIT has specifically seen a rise in very targeted scams. These scams appear to come from an individual you know and request assistance in the form of wire payments and/or personal information of some form. Always speak to the parties involved before sharing personal information or giving money.
Here are the general warning signs of a phishing scam: