Avoiding Scams

Report Scams to ABUSE@NWTC.EDU

3 Tips for Avoiding 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? Cybercriminals use social engineering tactics in order to trick you into paying a fake invoice, transferring funds or disclosing sensitive information, like usernames and passwords. When in doubt always check with your supervisor or the NWTC Help Desk.

Email Scam Flowchart
Use this chart to identify email scams.

Phishing Scam Flowchart

Click here to to view an example.

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