DATE: February 19, 2019
TO: All Students
FROM: Shawn Belling, Chief Information Officer (interim)
RE: Secret Shopper Email Phishing Scam
Throughout the past week, Madison College’s Technology Services department and the UW Credit Union have heard reports of students who have been targeted in a 'secret shopper' scam. We don't want any students to be victimized by this type of activity. Here are the common 'red flags' for this financial scam:
In most cases, if something sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. Scammers of this nature leverage our emotional reactions that can cloud rational thinking. Contact the Madison College Help Desk at 608.246.6666 if you are uncertain whether an email is a scam.
Published February 20, 2019. Updated February 22, 2019.