UOG Announcement *URGENT* Fake Paypal Email | "... your June account statement is available."

UOG Announcement *URGENT* Fake Paypal Email | "... your June account statement is available."

UOG Announcement *URGENT* Fake Paypal Email | "... your June account statement is available."


7/16/2019

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SECURITY RISK

Håfa Adai UOG Community,

There have been emails that purportedly come from Paypal, but it is not legitimate.  The subject reads: "... your June account statement is available"​ and asks you to click on a link.  

  1. If you receive the email, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK
    Mark as phishing immediately and report the sender to the Information Security Office atiso@uog.edu.
  2. If you clicked on the link, your email account is now compromised, and you will need to change your password immediately. Please contact the Computer Center HelpDesk at 735-2640 or at helpdesk@triton.uog.edu for assistance changing your password.
     

Below are some ways to identify a fraudulent email:

 

    1. Expect the unexpected: Examine the email carefully.  If it is too good to be true, it is a form of phishing. Don’t hesitate to contact the Office of IT to confirm that such emails are legitimate.

    2. Name check: Be wary if you receive an email from someone you don’t know directing you to a website especially if that person is urging you to give up your password, username, account information, financial information, etc.

    3. Don’t click on unrecognized links/attachments: The hyperlinked URL is different from the one shown when you hover the mouse over the link.  If you receive an email that looks in any suspicious, never download the attachment.

    4. Poor spelling and/or grammar: One of the most common signs that an email isn’t legitimate.  For example, “Dear Office365 Costumer” instead of “Dear Office365 Customer.”

    5. Email urges you to take immediate action: A phishing email tries to trick you into clicking a link by claiming that your account has been closed, almost exceeded its limit, or to a similar extent and requires your immediate attention

 

 

Please report any phishing or spam emails to the UOG Information Security Office at iso@uog.edu