Phishing emails sent to U accounts over the weekend
Over the Fourth of July weekend, phishing emails were sent to a number of staff, students, and faculty. The phishing emails had subjects: “School Mail Box Validation” “IDENTITY PROTECTION,” “IDENTITY RE-VALIDATE,” and “Easy Fast And Reliable.” They contained links to two login forms: one to validate your email address and one to validate IRS tax information.
If you filled out either form or suspect you are a victim of identity theft, visit identitytheft.gov to learn about immediate action steps.
To see an example of the fraudulant IRS form, it is posted on “Examples of Phishing Targeting” on the U blog at http://z.umn.edu/phishing.
Please send any examples, questions or concerns about these two scams or any other suspicious email to firstname.lastname@example.org.