Holidays and long weekends attempt to catch users off guard
Over the weekend the Division of Information Technology has gotten reports of several job scams sent to users by email. These scams promise good pay for minimal effort, usually at home on your own schedule. The scams will ask for your information, including:
- name and full address
- cell phone number and personal email address
- in some cases your resume
- banking or credit card information
- passport information and/or social security number (SSN)
If you have received any suspicious emails asking for your personal information, even from someone appearing to be affiliated with UMBC, do not respond. Send the message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help to verify the legitimacy of these messages.
If you think that you are a victim of Identity theft, contact the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Protection at 410-528-8662 or visit https://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/CPD/default.aspx.
For more detailed information on prevention and resolution techniques, see https://itsecurity.umbc.edu/cyber-awareness/tips-to-avoid-identity-theft/.
Posted: June 20, 2023, 4:33 PM