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Internet Phishing Scams Warning from VP Torres

August 30, 2017 - Dorene DiNaro

email scam photoAs we all are aware, internet and email phishing scammers are becoming more clever in devising ways to get you to share valuable personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers or your login IDs and passwords.  Scammers use various techniques including spoofing familiar, trusted logos of established, legitimate companies, or they pretend to be a friend or family member.  Once they get your information they use it steal your money, or your identity or both.  I just want to remind everyone to be vigilant when giving out personal information online or via email.  Please also remind your students that if something seems suspicious it probably isn’t a legitimate request, and to not use their personal funds while being promised a reimbursement.  Giving out information can lead to some serious unwanted consequences including identity theft, drained bank accounts, malware or computer viruses among other things. Please check the Federal Trade Commission website for more information on scams and ways to keep your personal information safe.