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Scams and Viruses

04-2014 -

Green Dot MoneyPak card scam

The newest money scam is one that involves the use of the Green Dot MoneyPak card. The Green Dot card is a legitimate reloadable debit card that is being used by scammers. This is an advance payment scam in which scammers use a variety of methods to get victims to transfer money using the card. One of the latest methods is to offer grant money in return for advance payment. Do not be fooled by these scams.  For more information about these scams check out the following websites.

http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/current-events/fraudsters-scam-victims-green-dot-moneypak-card/

http://www.scambusters.org/greendot.html

https://www.moneypak.com/protectyourmoney.aspx

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9-2013 - Emails similar to the one listed below have been received by many people at IU South Bend. Please beware of such emails and remember that IT will never ask users to respond to e-mail with their username and password.

The email is a phishing scheme which attempts to lure the email recipient in to visiting a web site which will attempt to compromise their computer.

As always, when receiving phishing emails it is best not to click on the link contained in the email. Instead, simply delete the email.

University Information Technology Services
IU South Bend
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From: Indiana University [mailto:AskIU@iu.edu]
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2013 11:58 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: ###All Mail-Hub##regularly scheduled maintenance###

FACULTY/STAFF: JUNE - SEPTEMBER MAILBOX UPGRADE

This Email is from the Indiana University, we will be making some vital E-mail account maintenance to ensure high quality in Internet connectivity in the 2013 and fight against spam and improve security, all Mail-hub systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance.

To confirm and to keep your account active during and after this process Kindly Click or copy and fill the following information:http://indianaits-support.jimdo.com

Failure to upgrade your Email account will lead to the deactivation of your email account.

Indiana University

107 S Indiana Ave Bloomington, IN 47405