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Phishing Alert: Lawsuit Phone Scam

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 21:22


Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new phishing phone scam that has been received by members of the University community. The scam uses an automated voice message that instructs you to call a phone number before a lawsuit is filed against you with the county courthouse.

The following is a transcript of the fraudulent phone scam. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), delete the voice message without replying or calling back the number.


We are calling you about a lawsuit, which has been filed on your name. So before we go with legal matter and send this case to the local county courthouse, kindly call us back on our number which is [number removed]. Thank you and goodbye.


CSSD strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited phone calls or emails from unverifiable sources. Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.