OYS Gets Answers: College students are bait for scammers

Scammers can find college students who might not even be on campus due to coronavirus concerns. One tactic that has been used to get students’ personal information is a phishing email that claims to be from your school’s “Financial Department.” The email tells you to click on a link to get a message about your COVID-19 economic stimulus check — and it needs to be opened through a portal link requiring your university login. “Don’t do it,” warns the Better Business Bureau (BBB). “It’s a scam!” If you click to “log in,” you could be giving your user name, password, or other personal information to scammers, while possibly downloading malware onto your device.

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