We’ve seen a recent rash of email and phone scams make their way around campus. Please be vigilant and never hesitate to ask us about the legitimacy of a particular message.
Always hover over links before clicking to ensure they are what they say. Be particularly suspicious of links whose source you can’t easily identify, including those from link-shortening services such as bit.ly and tinyurl.
If you do follow a link and a web page asks for your login credentials, consider who the email is coming from (anything from LITS will always have a staff member’s signature) and why someone might be asking you to authenticate.
Beware the old-fashioned phone scam, too. There is rarely a reason to provide personal or financial information over the phone on a call you did not initiate. Consider who is calling and why – take your time and ask the caller for more information.
For more information:
For questions or to ask us if a communication is legitimate, contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.