Technology Center

November 17, 2023

Seasonal Security Tips

Yanko Michea

As the winter holiday season approaches, it is essential to be vigilant against various scams that can manifest through email, text, phone, and social media messages. These scams target university communities with tactics like phishing, gift card scams, fraudulent holiday invitations, and job offers.

Users are advised to exercise caution with email links and attachments, use strong passwords, and report suspected email scams to In case of victimization, contacting local law enforcement, such as UW Police, is recommended.

Learn More about Holiday Scams at Holiday scams – Office of Information Security (

Learn more about Phishing at UW – Office of Information Security