ITS is aware of suspicious emails sent to members of higher education communities as part of a phishing scam aimed at obtaining individuals’ personal information. These emails appear to originate from the financial services provider John Hancock and instruct recipients to verify their records by clicking a link to supply personal information on an online website form.
These emails were not sent by John Hancock. The company is investigating the matter and has taken steps to have the fake websites disabled. John Hancock has notified ITS about the phishing scam and assured us that they will never request personal, financial, or password information through unsolicited emails.
If you receive such an email, do not click the link or reply to the email in any way.