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Tax Fraud Alerts

This time of year there are many tax-related scams consumers should be on the look out for. Please be wary of any telephone and email messages from the IRS, especially those demanding immediate payment, or requesting your personal information, including your social security number or username and...

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Security Alert: FBI/IRS Phone SCAM (Apr 28, 2016)

Faculty and students have reported receiving scam FBI/IRS phone calls from the “Ithaca” branch of the FBI.

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NetID password compromise - what to do if you suspect your NetID password has been stolen:

  1. Change your password immediately. Contact the IT Service Desk if you can't change your password.
  2. Report the incident immediately to security@cornell.edu.

Computer compromise - what to do if you suspect your system has been hacked or downloaded a virus:

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi and/or unplug your ethernet (disconnect from the network).
  2. Contact the IT Service Desk for help (phone 607 255-5500 or visit 119 Computing and Communications Center).