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Phishing Email Reported at UNB Know How to Spot a Scam

Author: ITS

Posted on Jun 1, 2016

Category: General Interest , IT Security Alerts

The latest phishing scam reported at UNB is coming in the form of a Last WARNING email. In this case, an email is being sent to supposedly warn people of their last chance to pay off outstanding debt.

The email advises that the amount owed must be transferred in full by a certain date in order to avoid an additional fee, and to see more information by clicking on an enclosed payment notice.

A Warning Email is just one example of emails commonly used for phishing scams. You can never be too prepared for a potential attack— ensure that you know how to spot the signs and never open attachments that you are unsure of.

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Stuff. Protect UNB. Visit go.unb.ca/itsecurity to see examples of phishing emails and report any suspicious emails or notices to the ITS Help Desk.