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FAQ - Travel and the UMBC VPN

Helping Secure Your Communications When Off-Campus

If I am a student, can I log in from my country of travel? Yes, as long as you have a valid UMBC account and the country in question allows internet traffic to and from the United States Can I...

Posted: August 17, 2021, 6:10 PM

Fake Message from Department Chair

A Lot Of The Fakes Are Obvious, Or Should Be

Impersonation Phishing Alert: Department head impersonator Recently,  DOIT has received notifications of several phishing emails. These messages impersonated the chairs of multiple departments....

Posted: August 17, 2021, 5:36 PM

“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