Beware of scams – if in doubt, verify

Posted by on April 18, 2024

University Police wants the campus to be aware of weekly reports of email, social media and text scams or frauds. 

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Can you recognize a phishing e-mail?

Posted by on September 23, 2021

With the rise in ransomware, which commonly uses phishing campaigns to gain unauthorized access to people’s computers, it has become especially important that we all become experts at accurately identifying phishing attempt e-mails. Some examples of recent ransomware attacks include:

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Phishing email hits S&T

Posted by on August 25, 2020

A phishing email was circulated to Missouri S&T email addresses today (Tuesday, Aug. 25). The email subject line contained “inv# 67477, 98277 and 35667 has been paid,” and the body of the email contains a phrase of “inv# 67477, 98277 and 35667 has been paid by EFT to your designated Bank” with a button link that reads ‘VIEW INVOICES AND REMITTANCE COPY. Do not respond or click the link within. Please delete the email as this phishing attempt has been reported to IT Security.

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Beware of phishing, spoofing emails

Posted by on January 13, 2020

Recently, Missouri S&T staff have reported receiving emails from university administrators that appear to be a phishing or spoofing attempts. These attempts try to trick recipients into believing that the “sender” wants some help, in this case a favor or an errand. Do not respond to these emails.

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Beware of phishing scam, gift cards request

Posted by on December 5, 2019

University Police received reports recently of a phishing scam targeting S&T community members. The scam involves an email supposedly from someone the recipient knows and a spoofed Missouri S&T email address that is really a Gmail address, such as

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Beware of phishing attack

Posted by on October 22, 2015

Another phishing attack is circulating through campus email accounts. If you receive a message that appears to come from an S&T student saying “The Office of IT Administrator has currently upgraded all mailbox (size). Please kindly click on: ‘Email Upgrade'” delete the message. Do not click on the link. Information on how to report SPAM or phishing emails is available on the IT website.

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Phishing attack hits S&T emails

Posted by on March 17, 2014

A phishing email was circulated on the Missouri S&T campus on March 17. The email contained the text seen below and was an attempt by a malicious phisher to trick recipients into sharing personal information.

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IT never asks for your password

Posted by on September 24, 2012

Have you received an email from an IT professional asking for your password? Don’t fall for this type of phishing email scam. IT will never ask for your password. Find out how to report and stay safe from email phishing scams here.

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