Today: Jun 17, 2024

IT department offers tips for students

Jaylen Carr – Editor-in-Chief

With the recent rise in fraudulent emails to students, University Police and IT suggest that students not give personal information out through email and look for any suspicious messaging.  

“The best way to go against this is to be more aware and being vigilant when you see them,” Director of Support Services Vu Trieu,  said. “If something seems too good to be true, then it is likely too good to be true.” 

Trieu said students must look for signs that do not seem accurate.  

“Never accept a job or continue with any offer that requires depositing checks into your account or wiring portions to other individuals or accounts,” according to the University Police website. “Report the email as spam, phishing or junk.”  

Trieu said students need to be on the lookout for these types of emails because there has been an increase this year.  

As a helpful tip, the University Police suggest what students can do if they get scammed.  

“If you have provided login credentials in any way, including clicking on a link sent within an email you now believe to be suspicious, reset your password,” according to the University Police website. “When in doubt, reset your password.” 

If IT has received enough scam requests about a scammer recently, they will send out alerts to students about it, Trieu said. The notification will then help students become aware of the possibility of a scammer contacting their email.  

Trieu said, “Push comes to shove; just call us or email us at IT Support.”  

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