Recently, the techniques used by hackers and e-mail spammers have gotten more and more sophisticated. While it's obvious that a spammer sent an e-mail from a Nigerian widow seeking to transfer $10 million USD, sometimes things aren't that clear. New scams seem to appear everyday and hackers are now turning to cold calling over the phone to acquire your sensitive information.
NEVER give your confidential or sensitive information to anyone over the phone or e-mail. Please remember to always validate the authenticity of whoever is on the other end prior to releasing confidential or sensitive information.
To help protect yourself, review the information on the OCIO Buckeye Secure site at ocio.osu.edu/buckeyesecure.