NewsCovering Kern County


CSUB warns students of Financial Aid phishing scam

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 14:44:13-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Cal State Bakersfield is warning students about hackers targeting student Financial Aid via emails.

According to an email from the University Information Security Office, the hackers send emails with a link for students to login to their accounts and "update" their Student Financial Aid account information.

Once students click on the link and provide their information to what they believe is the actual "myCSUB" page, the information if then used by the hacker to login and redirect their financial aid payments.

The email went on to say the hackers "know that financial aid disbursements are slated to start on January 13th and are actively trying to steal login credentials to get access to student accounts."

CSUB asked students to contact the CSUB Help Desk at or call (661) 654-4357 if they believe they have received one of these phishing emails.

The university also said in the email that myCSUB will notify students via email when direct deposit information has been modified for their account.

In a statement on the email, CSUB said:

We are constantly working to improve our advanced email protection systems to prevent messages like this from reaching your Inbox in the future.
Information Security Office