Information Technology is aware that some users are receiving a "Warning," phishing message asking users to validate their expiring password within two days. This message is fake, and contains a fake link designed to steal your login information.
Stay safe from phishing attacks:
Never reply to a message that asks for your username and password. No legitimate organization, including Liberty University, should ever ask you for your password or other sensitive information via email.
Don't send personal information, such as social security numbers and credit card numbers via email. Email is as unsecure as a postcard; it can be read at any point along the way to its final destination.
Don't click on links in phishing messages. Scam artists can create fake login pages that look legitimate and will steal your log-in information.
Report any phishing messages you receive in your Liberty email account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immediately change your password if you feel that you may have accidentally replied to a phishing message.
Avoid falling victim to other types of fraud:
Don't give out personal information in response to uninvited solicitations
Don't respond to pop-up advertisements or solicitations
Be cautious when signing up for services; always read the terms & conditions.
Be skeptical of offers - it something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Don't wire money to individuals you do not know personally.
Don't cash checks for individuals you do not know personally, especially if they give you a check for more than the correct amount and ask you to give them the difference.
Report a potential scam:
Forward the potential scam to the email address below and IT will take appropriate actions