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Phishing attempt (View Document)

Posted: 11/13/2018 11:08:00 AM

Hello Titans,

 

This message is to inform you that our campus has been targeted by another Phishing attempt.  The email subject may be “View Document”.

Please do not open this message – just delete it.  If you did open it and clicked the link you should still be okay, but if you provided information to the malicious website please call the IT Helpline (253.460.HELP (4357) immediately.

Phishing attempts can be compelling, and are designed to evoke a response.  Please be sure to reach out to the IT department if you find yourself in such a situation, and are feeling pressured to act.  If you received the email, please delete it and empty your deleted items.

  For more information on Phishing, please see below:

Hackers will impersonate high-profile websites (e.g., eBay, Amazon, Facebook, etc.) or entities such as the IRS or banks, and say that they’re experiencing trouble with your account or they want to verify information; all you have to do to fix it is to send them your username and password to verify your authenticity or click on a link to verify information. 

Watch out for these scams!

Things to remember:

  1. If you don’t recognize the sender of the email, don’t trust any attachments or hyperlinks.
  2. Normally, banks or other finance-related institutions won’t ask you to verify information through email.
  3. If you receive an email that you suspect is not legitimate, please contact the TCC IT Help Desk at 253.460.HELP (4357) or support@tacomacc.edu.