IT security currently is taking steps to block access to an email phishing scam designed to trick users into giving away their OHIO login credentials or other personal information.First Detected:
Evaluation Exercise, Survey Exercise, or similarMessage Body:
Detailed offer of employment as a customer service "observer" that asks you to reply to a non-OHIO email address for more information.Consequences:
If you reply, the scammer may ask you for personal information, or they may send you a fake check, ask you to deposit it, and transfer some portion of it back to the scammer.
What to do Delete, do not click
: If you receive one of these messages, please delete it without clicking any buttons or links. Password Change
: If you clicked a button or link in the scam message, please change your password immediately
As a reminder, Ohio University will never send you an email requesting that you click a link to sign into it. In general, it’s a good idea to be suspicious of any email you weren’t expecting to receive, or if it’s from someone you don’t personally know. If you think an email may be a scam, contact the IT Service Desk at email@example.com
Learn more about protecting yourself from phishing attacks or any other security concerns by visiting the Identifying Malicious Email page
on OIT’s website.