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Scammers see Haitian earthquake as opportunity to profit

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The earthquake Tuesday (Jan. 12) in Haiti caused massive destruction with widespread loss of life and property. The stories and pictures over the next few days and weeks will undoubtedly trigger the urge in people to make contributions to help. “Unfortunately, these events also bring out the con artists and scammers […]

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Scammers use email, fax to pose as IRS

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers to be on the lookout for a new wave of scams using the IRS name in identity theft e-mails, or phishing, that have circulated during the last two months. In May and June alone, taxpayers reported almost 700 separate phishing incidents to the IRS. In 2008 […]

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Purdue community warned of e-mail scam

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The IT Networks & Security Incident Response group continues to warn the Purdue community about reports of a targeted e-mail scam. The e-mails appear to come from various Purdue administrative departments or units and ask users to confirm their e-mail address by responding with their password information. Additional variants of the […]

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 October 2020