Student Financial Aid

January 31, 2020

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are one of the fastest growing internet crimes. Cyber criminals use phishing to steal personal information such as account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, or credit card numbers. In a typical scam, the cyber criminal sends an email, SMS, or voice message with the intent to impersonate a person or business you know or trust. Phishing messages often include distressing or enticing statements to provoke an immediate reaction or they may threaten consequences if you fail to respond.

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