Types of Frauds and Scams

Members of the University community have reported a wide range of frauds and scams. Many fraud and scam attacks are common forms of social engineering, used to target people in the form of malicious emails or messages. These attempts are on the rise, and becoming more sophisticated and polished. Fraud and scam attacks are designed to confuse the recipient and to prey on human emotions such as fear, curiosity, or excitement in order to create a sense of urgency which prompts the Victim to respond to the fraudster and expose themselves to risk.