Spike in scams targeting Rowan employees

Information Resources & Technology has seen a recent spike in scams targeting Rowan University employees. 

“Are You Available?” Scams 

This scam appears to come from a department head or supervisor who will ask “Are you available?” or request a cell phone number they can reach you at. If you respond, the person will claim they are caught in a meeting or otherwise unavailable and ask you to provide personal information or purchase gift cards on their behalf. 

While these scams appear to come from a known colleague, they are usually sent from external email addresses. Look for the [EXTERNAL] label in subject lines, and take extra precaution when deciding whether to click on a link or take another action in response to a message with that label. 


Password Scams 

This scam is designed to steal your username and password. Scammers use many different techniques to trick you into turning over this information, but a recent scam claimed faculty and staff had to confirm their email and password as part of a password policy update. 

Information Resources & Technology will never ask you to provide your password via email, and the only website you should ever use to make changes to your password is Rowan NetID

Use our tips for spotting phishing scams and malicious websites for help identifying potential threats. You can also check our list of known scams if you receive an email you think is suspicious. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400, or submit a ticket in the Rowan Support Portal .