WMU received a warning of an ongoing IRS-impersonation phishing scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses.
Visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-warns-university-students-and-staff-of-impersonation-email-scam to see the full IRS news release.
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails to make individuals reveal personal information.
These messages may appear to come from a legitimate source and will vary in content (not limited to the following):
- A request to click a link that leads to a fraudulent website, with the hopes you'll submit personal information. See a link? Stop and think!
- The sender's email could include an official-looking from address, subject line, and company logos/imagery. If you are unsure of the content in the email contact the sender through known methods to verify the request.
These messages are not legitimate. Taking any action on messages of this nature may put your Western Michigan University account, as well as your personal and financial information at risk.
Visit https://helphub.wmich.edu/hc/en-us/articles/360047229491 to see recent examples of phishing messages.
Visit https://helphub.wmich.edu/hc/en-us/sections/360009672651 to learn more about phishing.