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Phishing Attempt Warning

Reported by: Ryan A. Scelza, Senior Finance and Compliance Analyst, Financial Services
Reported on: January 28, 2020

Phishing attempt from Oracle Cloud:

From: Oracle Cloud <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:38 AM
To: Ryan A. Scelza
Subject: Action Required: Reminder to Avoid Interruption of Federated Authentication Flow for Dartmouth College: Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Production, Identity Domain a420314
Phishing email from what appears to be Oracle Cloud

Scam (phishing) warning

Reported by: Stephen McAllister, Director of IT, Geisel School of Medicine
Report Date: January 16, 2020

Many people are receiving a scam email this morning about payroll.  It is not from Dartmouth and you should just delete the message. 

The sender is showing as “Ursu, Catalin” and the subject is “1/16/2020 Payroll”.

If you did go to the site and entered information, please change your Dartmouth password as soon as possible.

Timely Warning -- Phone and Email Scam

Reported by: Keiselim Alfredo Montas, Interim Director and Associate Director, Department of Safety and Security
Report Date: January 8, 2020

The Dartmouth College Department of Safety and Security has received several reports regarding a scam via telephone and email.

In the telephone scam, the caller claims to be from "Dartmouth Safety and Security." The caller-ID shows the Safety and Security telephone number (603-646-4000) or reads "Dartmouth College", but the calls are not from Safety and Security or the College. The calls are a scam. The caller claims that the call recipient is involved in a crime and must come up with a large sum of money to clear up the matter. The caller threatens arrest or other action. Again, these calls are a scam and are not from Safety and Security or Dartmouth.

In the email scam, people receive an email that appears to be from a colleague; using the colleague's name and title, but coming from a Gmail account or another email service provider. The email asks the recipient to purchase gift cards for their colleague, who is tied up in a meeting, and promises that they would be personally reimbursed. The email asks for the recipient to send photos of the gift cards, displaying the scratched off pin number. These emails are a scam.

Scammers can alter the number that displays on caller-ID or create fake email accounts to make it appear that the call or email is coming from an official agency or colleague.

Never provide an unknown caller with your date of birth, Social Security number, or other personal information. It is recommended to make in-person contact before making any purchase on someone else's behalf.

Unfortunately, in cases like this, the caller or requester may know the person's name or other information and may sound official and threatening.

The stories used in these fraudulent attempts may involve different scenarios, but they are all attempts to steal your money.

If you receive such a call, or if a caller threatens you with fines, arrest, deportation, or other penalties, or tells you that you need to send money because of a fine, tax bill, or some other issue, hang up and report the call to Safety and Security and/or to the Hanover Police Department. If you receive and email requesting you to make any purchases on someone's behalf, be sure to make in-person contact before you make any purchases or provide any financial information.

To report any such scam attempts, call Safety and Security at 603-646-4000 and/or the Hanover Police at 603-643-2222.

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