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Category Archives: Hoaxes

Phishing Warning: Notice about Email Quarantine Exercise

Posted on by Leyla

USC account holders have reported receiving phishing messages similar to the one below, purporting to be from USC’s Information Technology Services. USC is not conducting an email quarantine exercise.  If you have received the message, please delete the phish; do … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Tax Season Phone Scams

Posted on by mbordas

The IRS is aware of a number of scams targeting taxpayers. In one common scam, victims receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller tells the victim that due to a tax form error, … Continue reading

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Anthem-related Email Scams

Posted on by mbordas

The university has been alerted to several scams related to the recent cyber attacks against the medical insurance provider Anthem. Continue reading

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Fake UPS/FedEx/DHL email

Posted on by Robert

Every year around this time, we see a significant increase in the volume of fake email claiming to be from UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. Please examine these messages carefully before opening/saving an attachment or clicking on a link. The attachments … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall for Facebook Scams

Posted on by Leyla

Did you know that Sophos, the developer of the antivirus software that Information Technology Services provides to USC account holders, has an IT security blog with information about the latest Facebook hoaxes and other online scams? Visit the Sophos security … Continue reading

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