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Avoiding Scams

WEBSITES, EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGES AND CALLER ID CAN ALL BE SPOOFED (FAKED)
WEBSITES, EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGES AND CALLER ID CAN ALL BE SPOOFED (FAKED)!

Being skeptical of unexpected emails, text messages and phone calls will go a long way in helping you avoid scams and cybercrime.

3 Tips to Avoid Email Scams

  1. Never attempt to sign-in with your NWTC ID number and password from an email hyperlink.
    Why? Email scams commonly include hyperlinks to fake sign-on pages setup to steal your password. Instead, 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. Always follow official protocol, do not allow yourself to be rushed or take shortcuts when performing your job duties.
    Why? Cyber criminals commonly use social engineering tactics to trick you into making a payment or disclosing sensitive information.

View Example

Click here to view recent email scams sent to NWTC staff.


Forward  email scams and suspected fraud to the the NWTC Abuse mailbox for review (abuse@nwtc.edu).  Not sure if it is a scam, forward it anyway!

 

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