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Information Security TIP OF THE WEEK – Scams, Scams, Scams and more Scams!


This week’s tip is a reminder that there are always numerous scams where criminals are trying to social engineer you out of money or your personal information. They use whatever scheme that works.

Examples are calls/texts from the IRS stating you owe taxes.  How about a donation to help fund the Olympic team on their quest for gold? In the news this morning was the “Love Scam” where people are getting messages that someone has compromising pictures of them, or proof that they did inappropriate acts and will make the situation go away for just a little fee.

This website keeps track of the latest online scams:


Stay safe everyone!  If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.  If you have any questions about an email, phone call or text message, don’t hesitate to contact the Information Security team at itsecurity@uthsc.edu for help.