Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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Phishing Email (on campus)

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.

Posted: 01/18/2019 - 4:44pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

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.

Posted: 09/25/2018 - 3:28pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

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.

Posted: 04/10/2017 - 12:15pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

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.

Posted: 03/29/2017 - 11:27pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

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.

Posted: 12/07/2016 - 11:33am

Phishing can arrive by phone as well as email, text or even in person.

Posted: 05/04/2016 - 2:09pm

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.

Posted: 09/15/2015 - 10:29am

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

Posted: 06/25/2015 - 12:53pm

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.

Posted: 11/04/2014 - 2:06pm

In addition to phishing emails, ISG has been hearing reports of scams coming via the telephone (sometimes called "vishing" for voice phishing).

Posted: 09/29/2014 - 1:42pm
Updated: 3/13/15 10:50am