Please be vigilant against fraudulent emails that pose as originating from well-known Pace University officials (e.g.: school deans, directors, etc.). There has been an increase in emails that claim to come from well-known Pace leaders, where the sender attempts to initiate an email conversation with the intended target. The conversation quickly shifts to asking the recipient to buy gift cards or change a bank account number. Attackers do this by creating fake email accounts using services such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc., which include the names of known Pace officials.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH AN EMAIL:
- DO NOT reply, provide any information, open any attachments, or click on any links.
- REPORT it by sending the spam/phishing email as an attachment to email@example.com.
- DELETE the spam/phishing email from your Inbox and permanently remove it from your Deleted Items folder.
- CONTACT the ITS Help Desk if you clicked on any link or opened any attachment.
In the coming months and throughout the year you may receive similar types of messages attempting to deceive you or get your information. Continue to stay cautious.
FOR MORE SECURITY INFORMATION: Go to http://www.pace.edu/phishing-scams.
QUESTIONS? Please contact ITS Help Desk at (914) 773-3333 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or online at help.pace.edu.