5 Aug

OIT warns of IRS phishing email

Daniel | August 5th, 2011

Email phishing attacks are on the rise. While WVU’s Office of Information Technology is able to filter out the vast majority of these attempts, some may still make it through to your inbox.

A recent phishing attempt seen on campus appears to come from the Internal Revenue Service and requests the user click a link to review their tax statement. Never click on a link or open an attachment that comes in an unsolicited email. Doing so could open your PC to malware and expose you to identity theft.

For more phishing information and what you can do to avoid being a victim, please visit:

http://oit.wvu.edu/resources/scams/

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm

http://www.antiphishing.org/