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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Target UMass Amherst Community - Fri., 8/21

August 21, 2020

On August 21, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "I need a quick response" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "John McCarthy," and asks the recipient to "send me your available text number that I can reach you at."

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Target UMass Amherst Community - Fri., 8/21

August 21, 2020

On August 21, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Task Request" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Clair E. Hamilton," and asks the recipient "Do you have any free time now?"

Caution: This email is not a legitimate communication from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your NetID password to get access to your personal information and/or UMASS information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

RESOLVED: Issues Reported with Incoming Calls to Campus Telephones - Weds., 8/19

August 19, 2020

3:20 p.m.

The issue has been resolved. Campus telephones are now receiving off-campus calls. 


UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is investigating reports that some campus telephones may not be receiving calls from off campus. Outside callers may have trouble reaching a campus number. 

Outgoing calls or calls between two campus phones are not affected. The vendor is aware of this issue and is working towards a resolution as soon as possible

Security Alert! New Phishing Scams Target UMass Amherst Community - Wed., 8/19

August 19, 2020

On August 19, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Bonus" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Brandy Sullivan”, notifies the recipient “Help us make shopping safer and better by taking part in this Survey” and contains a link for the recipient to “Sign up HERE.”

Students: Access Your Remote Classes in Moodle or Blackboard

August 19, 2020UMass Amherst undergraduate students can access their fully remote courses in one of the university’s learning management systems (Moodle or Blackboard) on the days and times the courses are scheduled to meet, unless your professors have indicated otherwise. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you can access your fall 2020 classes starting next week:
  1. Check your UMass Amherst email for recent communications from your instructors. 

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