Beware of COVID-19 Cyber Scams
The Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory warning of scams involving COVID-19, and the UH System Information Security Office is already seeing phishing messages being received by faculty, staff and students. If you receive a suspicious phishing email to your UH email account, notify firstname.lastname@example.org, and be aware of the following:
- Cyber actors may send emails to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.
- Exercise caution in handling such emails—avoid clicking on links and downloading attachments.
- Be wary of social media pleas, texts or calls related to COVID-19.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.