Cybersecurity Alert: Phone scam targeting Clemson employees

Patrick McGee, CCIT Cybersecurity
November 10, 2021

CCIT has received reports of a new phone spoofing campaign targeting the Clemson community. Scammers have attempted to trick people into revealing information related to an employee’s position and their University financial responsibilities.

Phone spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies their caller information so that their call appears to be from someone else. Scammers use this method to try and impersonate a phone number that you might recognize in order to convince you to give them valuable information.

In this campaign, the scammers were impersonating high level Clemson employees’ work phone numbers and targeting Clemson employees.

Since these calls are originating from outside third party sources, we have no way of knowing the extent of this campaign. If you receive a call that you suspect could be a scam, end the call and call the listed phone number for that individual to verify. Please collect as many details regarding an incident as you can and send that information to .

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