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  • “Part-Time Job” Impersonation Job Scam

    Prof. Sonnenschein does NOT want to hire you
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has received reports of another job scam similar to several seen over the past several months.  Below is the most recent example of this scam with the...
    Posted: June 23, 2021 12:42 PM
  • Identity Theft

    Some Suggestions On Avoiding It
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has received several reports of insurance scams via telephone and email. To help protect the UMBC community from identity theft, DoIT is sharing some...
    Posted: June 9, 2021 9:07 PM
  • An Impersonation Scam

    A Simple Scam Still Being Used
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has seen reports of a scammer impersonating a UMBC professor. An example of this scam is included below. From: (IMPERSONATED PERSON)...
    Posted: June 9, 2021 11:02 AM
  • “Dean Hides Author’s Identity” Phishing Scam

    You Do The Phishing For The Phisher
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has seen a report of a phishing scam where the scammer is asking users to search for a YouTube clip and to share the message. Below is an example of...
    Posted: May 27, 2021 4:49 PM
  • Tips on Spotting Phishing Emails

    Read Your Email, Then Read It Again For Red Flags
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has seen many different reports of Phishing and job scam emails sent to UMBC accounts. This article will list some helpful tips to spot phishing...
    Posted: May 20, 2021 8:20 PM
  • Tips on Spotting and Reporting Spam Text Messages

    Phishing Using Text Messages or "Smishing"
    Many of the scams we see at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) are coming from emails but scammers do not only use emails to try and scam users out of their personal and financial...
    Posted: May 20, 2021 8:14 PM
  • “JOb Work-Study” Impersonation Job Scam

    An Offer Of Employment For An Unknown Employer?
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has had more reports of a scam using compromised or spoofed UMBC accounts and claiming to be an Online employment coordinator for career and talent...
    Posted: May 13, 2021 5:56 PM
  • “Virtual job-Fair” Impersonation Job Scams

    Another Twist On The Basic "Work-At-Home" Scam
    The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has seen more similar reports of a scammer using compromised UMBC accounts and claiming to be the Online employment coordinator for career and talent...
    Posted: May 10, 2021 10:09 PM
  • Scammers Using WhatsApp

    Scammers Don't Use Just Email
    Recently the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has seen scammers asking students to use WhatsApp as a way to communicate. This article will go over some tips to help report and spot...
    Posted: May 10, 2021 10:06 PM
  • Phishing Scam - Fake Email Spoofing the UMBC Registrar

    Plesae Be Alert! This Is Not From The Registrar!
    UMBC’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has received reports of a fairly sophisticated phishing attack appearing to come from the Registrar’s office. Mail Headers: From:...
    Posted: May 10, 2021 10:03 PM