Several Missouri State employees and students have recently reported receiving fake Geek Squad scam emails, which impersonate a well-known technical support service. These messages claim to be an invoice or renewal notice, and contain a phone number to call for a refund or support.
If you receive such a message, do not call the phone number included. The scammer on the other end of the phone will attempt to steal money from you or set up remote access to your computer. If you give a scammer remote access to your computer they may install spyware and steal your online banking credentials or other sensitive information,
If you receive any suspicions emails, please report them as soon as possible to InformationSecurity@missouristate.edu.
For more information on this type of scam, see a recent Consumer Alert from the Federal Trade Commission.
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