Attention WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students:
This morning, the CaTS Help Desk has received several calls regarding a new phishing email that seems to come from us (CaTS Help Desk) telling the user that a virus has been detected within their email folders, and that they should upgrade to a new version of their antivirus software.
The email then asks the user to reply with their name and login information. Please be aware that this message is a scam and is NOT BEING SENT BY CaTS. If you reply, your information will be sent to an email address of the scammer, not to the CaTS Help Desk. You should delete this message immediately.
Be aware that any email claiming to be from CaTS, Wright State University or another business which asks for your login, personal, or financial information is a definite scam. CaTS, WSU, and other reputable businesses WILL NEVER ask you for any personal information, such as your username and password, via email. CaTS would also like to emphasize that you should never respond to these emails or click links within them, nor should you give out your personal information to anyone via email.
If you receive an email and are unsure if the message is a scam, feel free to contact the CaTS Help Desk. We can help you determine whether the message is real or not. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
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