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June 7, 2022

Be careful of donation scams, petitions and surveys

cybersecurity tip of the week

Online and text scams continue to increase with criminals seeking to capitalize on world events. For any request for donations, validate via the official charity website. To avoid having your login credentials stolen when using payment apps such as Paypal or Venmo, go directly to the payment app rather than selecting a link in the donation request. Also verify that online surveys and petitions are legitimate before responding, since links may contain malicious malware that can infect your phone or other devices.

See our CTR Cyber page for more cybersecurity internal controls and contact [email protected] with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber threats or if you need support from our Statewide Risk Management Team.

State agencies, please see our recent Close/Open video on Cyber Risks, Mitigation, Banking Changes, and other Protections.