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UITS Monitor: Special Edition–Phishing alert!

Monitor newsletter Apr 7, 2021

UITS news for April 7, 2021

Email “Re: IU Employee Support Program” is a phish

This morning, you may have received a phishing message with the subject line “Re: IU Employee Support Program.” This was not a phishing simulation, but instead an actual phishing message intended to do harm. Please do not click the links in the message. 

“Green Dot COVID-19 Benefits” referenced in the message is a scam, and we urge you to always be wary when a message asks for personal information. Please remember that no one at IU will ever ask you for critical, sensitive information over email (such as your Social Security number, driver’s license number, etc.). 

If you submitted information to the phishing site linked from the email, immediately contact the University Information Policy Office at and your local IUPD campus office.  

Phishing explained 

Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises (for example, your university, your internet service provider, your bank).  

These messages usually direct you to a spoofed website or otherwise get you to divulge private information (for example, passphrase, credit card, or other account updates). The perpetrators then use this private information to commit identity theft.  

Learn how to avoid phishing scams
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Stay safe, Hoosiers!

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