As we progress into the Spring Semester, we ask you to review the following best practices for securing your Zoom meetings:
- Do not post your Zoom meeting information on social media platforms. Posting your meeting information on social media ( i.e. Twitter or Facebook) opens the door for anyone (including unwanted guests) to join your meeting.
- Turn on Your Waiting Room. This feature provides a virtual waiting room for your attendees and allows you to admit individual meeting participants. Instructions on Waiting Rooms.
- Require a Passcode to Join. This feature enables only those with the
passcode to join your scheduled meetings. To learn all the ways to add a passcode for your meetings, view this support article.
Review the Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Meetings guide for additional ways to stay secure. Visit our Zoom webpage for additional information.
As the tax season nears, we would like to remind everyone to stay vigilant and to protect your personal and financial information.
The IRS offers the following guidance to identify and avoid scams:
- Text message scams: Text message phishing—also called “smishing”—occurs when scam artists use deceptive text messages to lure consumers into providing their personal or financial information. During tax season, scams are sent to taxpayers’ smartphones and have referenced COVID-19 and/or “stimulus payments.” These messages often contain bogus links. The IRS does not use text messages to discuss personal tax issues.
- Email phishing scams: Email Phishing scams use fake websites constructed to look identical to real sites. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service.
- Phone scams: Criminals can fake or “spoof” caller ID numbers to appear to be anywhere in the country, including from an IRS office.
The IRS does not leave pre-recorded, urgent or threatening messages. In many variations of the phone scam, victims are told if they do not call back, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
Adapted from “IRS Warning: Scammers Work Year-Round; Stay Vigilant | Internal Revenue Service.” Www.irs.gov, Internal Revenue Service, 1 Feb. 2022, www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-warning-scammers-work-year-round-stay-vigilant. Accessed 11 Feb. 2022.
MISO Survey Launches on February 17
On February 17, many of you will be asked to participate in the Measuring Information Systems Outcomes (MISO) Survey. This survey provides a framework to assess the frequency of use, importance, satisfaction, and knowledge about our campus library and technology services.
Your feedback is very important to us. We hope you will set aside some time to make a difference!
On December 3, 2021 a new amendment was enacted that now allows business and wireless numbers to be registered for the Do Not Call list. The submission of phone numbers no longer expire.
To register any phone number on the Do Not Call list, please follow one of the following directions:
- Go to donotcall.gov
- Enter up to 3 numbers you wish to register and your email
- You will need to verify the registry through an email you will receive
- Call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want to register
- Select Option 2 to register your number
- Enter your 10 digit number