This is a reminder that phishing can arrive via your phone and well as email, and since you're less likely to expect it this way, you may find it more unsettling than seeing it on a screen in front of you.
Another scam hitting University phones to avoid: a robocall that warns your account has been suspended and you need to respond to the call for your account to be reactivated.
Beware of phone calls from individuals requesting printer serial or model numbers, often with the claim that they are checking or updating machines and need the number to process the request.
Be on guard against a phone phishing scam reported to us that starts with a call from someone claiming to be from the local FBI office.
Phishing can arrive by phone as well as email. A current phone scam to be aware of is one supposedly from an agency claiming to be the IRS and calling about a law suit against the intended victim.
Phishing can arrive by phone as well as email, text or even in person.
Phone scams -- whether for toner deals, printer verification, "Microsoft " tech support or other -- are reported by members of the Brown community from time to time.
Beware of suspicious calls from someone pressuring you for information about a department printer. Once the scammer has reeled you in, you could end up with an order of overpriced toner or pegged as a victim for later
Be on the alert for tech support calls from an "Antivirus Company", which attempt to persuade victims to install products such as "Team Viewer" (a remote desktop tool) to remotely scan your computer.
In addition to phishing emails, ISG has been hearing reports of scams coming via the telephone (sometimes called "vishing" for voice phishing).