CDC Vaccination Program
There are currently multiple variations of e-mail phishing scams circulating. One recent phishing scam discovered is referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program. The messages request that users create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov website. To see an example of the message please go to http://doh.sd.gov/H1N1/FraudulentEmail.pdf.
This is not a legitimate e-mail and users that click on the link provided are at risk of having malicious code installed on their computer system. For more information regarding this e-mail phishing scam please visit http://www.cdc.gov/hoaxes_rumors.html
Other types of e-mail phishing scams continue to circulate. Below are some steps to help avoid falling victim to phishing scams:
- Do not follow unsolicited links and do not open or respond to unsolicited email messages.
- Use caution when visiting un-trusted websites.
- Use caution when entering personal information online.
For information regarding other types of phishing scams go to:
- E-mail Phishing Scams Alert: https://www.usd.edu/alerts/alertDetail.cfm?alertID=676.
- Internet Fraud: https://www.usd.edu/alerts/alertDetail.cfm?ref=true&alertID=3&cid=5
If you have any questions regarding e-mail phishing scams, or receive any e-mails of a suspicious nature, please contact the ITS Help Desk.
ITS Help Desk
The University of South Dakota
Toll Free: 877-225-0027
Submit requests online at http://www.usd.edu/ithelp.