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Package Delivery Scams Deliver Nothing but Trouble

image of packages stacked next to open laptop[April 12, 2021] With online shopping becoming even more popular amid the COVID-10 pandemic, scammers are taking this as another opportunity to trick shoppers into revealing their personal information.

Emails, phone calls, or text notifications from couriers or mail carriers stating they need to ‘confirm details for your delivery’ or messages containing links to track your package can often be malicious. Clicking links in messages may download malware onto your computer, giving thieves access to your personal information and passwords. Even if you don’t remember ordering anything that needs to be delivered, a caller may try to convince you the package is a gift from a friend or relative. No matter the method of contact, the package doesn’t exist. Sharing your personal information puts you at risk for identity theft. 

How to Protect Yourself

Security Awareness Training for Employees 

If you want to learn more about cybersecurity, all Sheridan employees have access to comprehensive, online security awareness training offered through KnowBe4. Go to training.knowbe4.com and sign-in with your Sheridan email address to get started.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns about delivery scams or cybersecurity at Sheridan, contact the IT Service Desk at 
905-845-9430 ext. 2150 or send email to servicedesk@sheridancollege.ca.