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K-State Today

August 10, 2021

Beware of recent grant scam

Submitted by Alexis Bestwick

A new phishing scam with the subject line “PELL PANDEMIC GRANTS FOR STUDENTS” has been found asking students to complete a form for the “Students Pandemic Grant.” This is not a legitimate offer.

Always proceed with caution when reviewing such emails. This scam appears to come from a K-State email address.

If you are unsure about an email, do not respond. Send the questionable email to  abuse@k-state.edu. See more of the email on the IT Blog. If you have fallen victim to this scam by clicking a link or by providing personal identifiers such as social security number, driver’s license, etc., please take every precaution by:

• Contacting the IT Help Desk as your account may be compromised.
• Change your password to your eID.
• Alert your banking institutions that you have been victim to identity theft.
• Report your identity theft at identitytheft.gov.
• Verify direct deposit information has not been changed.