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August 26, 2022

A scam known as the “boss scam” has recently surfaced where scam messages are sent by fraudsters via email and text messages. These fraudulent messages appear to come from immediate managers, C-level executives, or other members of senior management. The news article at this link describes the scam: https://www.wgal.com/article/boss-scam-targets-workers-through-text-message-email/39165682#. If you receive a suspicious text message, do not reply to it or take the requested action. Instead, forward the text to 937-766-7905. Likewise, if you receive a suspicious email message, do not reply or click on any links. Instead, forward the email to phishing@cedarville.edu. Information Technology analysts will investigate.

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