ALERT: WSU Phising Scam - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

ALERT: WSU Phising Scam

PULLMAN, Wash. - WSU Information Technology has received reports of a phishing scam targeting WSU students.

Students are being contacted by a phone auto-dialer indicating the call is from Student Counseling Services, The Registrar's office, Admissions or other official university office . The calls originate from a 1-888 number and instruct the student to respond by pressing "1". After pressing the digit, the auto-dialer states "You have been disenrolled from your courses".

This is a scam designed to gather personal information or money by the caller.

Please take these steps if you receive a call like this:

Do not respond to the call. Make note of the caller's phone number and hang up

• Call the WSU Police at their non-emergency number, 509-332-2521 to report receiving the call. Be prepared to provide the caller's number if you have it.

• Safeguard personal information and never give personal details over the phone

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