Be Vigilant, Ask Questions, Stay Safe from Scams

Posted February 6th, 2017 at 4:48 pm.

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 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, 610-526-7440, or

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