Scammers can find college students who might not even be on campus due to coronavirus concerns. One tactic that has been used to get students’ personal information is a phishing email that claims to be from your school’s “Financial Department.” The email tells you to click on a link to get a message about your COVID-19 economic stimulus check — and it needs to be opened through a portal link requiring your university login. “Don’t do it,” warns the Better Business Bureau (BBB). “It’s a scam!” If you click to “log in,” you could be giving your user name, password, or other personal information to scammers, while possibly downloading malware onto your device.
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