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Email scam promises big pay for little work

Screen shot of a scam email advertising a high paying job

If you've mistakenly sent personal information to scammers, please contact the IT HelpDesk at helpdesk@stlawu.edu so we can help determine the extent of the incident and provide guidance on how to move forward.

Tips for identifying email scams:

  • If something sounds too good to be true, it is.
  • People are not always who they say they are.
  • What you see in the “from” address is not always accurate.
  • The message conveys a sense of urgency.
  • Be leery if they ask for details about your personal information (e.g. bank, email password, credit card information, social security number, date of birth, etc.) or request for you to click on a link.

Information Technology is continually maintaining our systems to help protect our community from cyber threats; however, we cannot prevent every message like this from getting to your inboxes.  It is important that you are mindful of scams like these to help protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

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