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 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 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