Please beware of phishing email scams, which appear to be from the “The World Health Organization (WHO)”, or other health officials and are about the Coronavirus. The messages may suggest clicking on a link or reply to email to make donations. These emails should be deleted immediately.
See sample below:
If you have already responded to an email like this or to other similar emails, please contact ITS Service Desk immediately.
How can you tell if emails or online posts are scams?
- The sender asks to send money/or other form of money such as Bitcoin, gift cards, cheques, etc.
- Asks you for your password or directs you to a webform asking for your password
- The subject line is in all caps
- There is a call for immediate action – “download this now” or “confirm your email identity now” or “Action Required: To deposit your money, Start Claim” or “click on the link below”
- There are spelling or grammatical errors in the email
Please visit our IT security web page for more tips on protecting yourself online.