ITS Phishing Alert | Text Scam

October 22, 2021


Information Technology Services (ITS) would like to inform customers of a text scam asking to purchase gift cards. This text may appear to come from a UK executive.
 

How to detect a potential scam:

  • Poor syntax and/or grammar
  • An unspecified sender, fake reply address or number
  • Links that ask you to click onto a non-uky.edu address for “secure verification”
  • "Quick" requests for money or gift cards
  • Job offers that ask for payment up front

We appreciate your assistance as we work together to curtail the spread of phishing communications, please visit www.uky.edu/its/phishing for more educational materials regarding phishing and cybersecurity attacks.

For 24/7 immediate assistance, please contact ITS Customer Services at 859-218-HELP (4357). Or for assistance with non-urgent matters, email 218help@uky.edu.