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New E-mail Phishing Scam [Hoaxes & Scams]
posted: 12/04/2009    updated: 01/08/2010    expired: 01/01/2010
Summary:
CDC Vaccination Program

Description:

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
Faculty/Staff: 605.677.6463
Students: 605.677.5028
Submit requests online at
http://www.usd.edu/ithelp.





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