Did you catch a “phish”? Several more “phishing” scams have again made their way into university email inboxes.
Multiple rounds of affected emails have spread across campus attempting to gain personal information. These fraudulent emails are telling students that their accounts are being accessed from different countries IP addresses. These emails include various links and encourage the individual to share personal account information.
Additional scam emails include the prior emails informing students about their email accounts being accessed from a different countries IP addresses. The newer rounds of emails are informing accounts of an unread email hanging in the server. These new emails included a Quinnipiac logo which adds to apparent validity of the email.
Various students all throughout campus have been getting some type of fake email. Freshman Bridget Cunningham said, “I feel like everyone kept getting them (the emails), but I’ve only gotten one.”
Students are urged again to be extremely careful when using their Quinnipiac emails and to be skeptical about the links embedded in the bodies of the email.
“Stop, think and then click.” Chief Security Officer for Information Services Brian Kelly said. “Don’t be fooled into clicking without thinking.”
In a statement from Brian Kelly and Information Services students and faculty are reminded that all legitimate Quinnipiac emails will be sent from an @quinnipiac.edu address and include an employee’s signature that includes their campus phone number.
“If you are unsure if the message is legit call the sender to verify, ” Kelly said. “If there is no signature with name and phone number assume it is spam.”
Students feel out of the loop when learning about the fraudulent emails. Ashley Cunningham, a health science studies major, voiced her concern.
“(Information services) should have made a better announcement. No email was sent out about it,” Cunningham said.
Information services will inform students, faculty and staff on MyQ of scams and will not inform student over email because of the compromised accounts.