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Classes have resumed online and via remote flexible learning. Check email and Blackboard for updates. All NWTC facilities are closed to the public and students until April 24. All campus resources are available by phone, chat, email or text.

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Avoiding Scams

Report Scams to ABUSE@NWTC.EDU

3 Tips for Avoiding Scams

  1. NEVER attempt to sign-in with your NWTC ID number and password from an email hyperlink.
    Why? Email scams include hyperlinks to fake sign-on pages setup to steal your password. Instead, only login using official hyperlinks from the NWTC website or Hub.

     
  2. NEVER open attachments or download files from an unexpected or unsolicited email.
    Why? Email attachments and hyperlinks may include malware (malicious software) designed to infect your computer and steal sensitive information. In the event of a business-email-compromise, a scam can even be sent from a colleague or trusted organization.

     
  3. NEVER provide sensitive information to an unsolicited\unexpected email, phone call or text message.
    Why? Cybercriminals impersonate individuals and businesses by using fake "look-alike" email addresses in order to to trick you into paying an invoice, transferring funds or disclosing sensitive information, like usernames and passwords.  Telephone calls (caller ID) and text messages can also be spoofed (fake).


What You Can Do

  • Review this email scam example.
  • Report scams and suspected fraud to the NWTC Abuse mailbox – abuse@nwtc.edu.  Not sure if it is a scam, report it anyway!
  • Use this chart to identify email scams.

Phishing Scam Flowchart



 

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