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IT Tech Tip of the Week: Internet Fraud

From the IT Group:

The IT Group always reminds faculty, staff and students at KSC to be aware of phishing attempts they received in their e-mail. “Phishing” is email spam sent by someone pretending to be an organization or individual and it is designed to fool a user into providing his/her log on credentials. If you respond to this e-mail, your account credentials will be compromised. Neither the IT Group nor any other legitimate institution would ever request this kind of information from you via e-mail. There is never an exception to this rule.

The Internet is a wonderful way to purchase products or make donations to your favorite charity, but it is also a place fraudulent companies and individuals can try and steal your money from you. Internet Fraud can range from fake check scams to charity scams to computer equipment and software scams. You can keep yourself from becoming a victim if you understand how it works and what to look for.

Visit National Consumers League’s Internet Fraud Watch center for tips on how to recognize and avoid these types of scams.

If you have any questions concerning this or any other technology issue, feel free to contact the HelpDesk at 358-2532, e-mail or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall.

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