May 11, 2021

There are a number of new email and web-based threats that are targeting your account, identity, privacy, and finances.

The IRS is warning of a scam targeting people with edu email addresses. The email scam impersonates the IRS with subject lines like “Tax Refund Payment” or “Recalculation of your tax refund payment.”  The email then directs you to a website to confirm your personal information which could lead to identity theft or tax refund theft.  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-warns-university-students-and-staff-of-impersonation-email-scam  Don’t click on links on emails without knowing the authenticity of the email.

We haven’t seen any reports directly to us at abuse@uwgb.edu of COVID-19 vaccine scams but we have gotten warning notices from the FBI.  Their article offers good advice and information https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus  Much like the IRS tax refund scam, don’t give out your personal information to unknown sources.

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