"Phishing" scams are the use of fraudulent emails or other solicitations to lure users into sharing personal information that can be used for identity theft or other illegal activities. These messages often ask users to enter their sensitive information at a fake website that purports to belong to a legitimate organization.
Recent phishing scams have been more targeted in their approach and are directing their attacks on university students and university employees. Please continue to be vigilant of scammers and practice safe computing.
If you have any questions about the legitimacy of an email or instant message, please contact the ATUS Help Deskor your technical support staff. If you receive a legitimate looking email that appears to come from a business or financial institution where you are an account holder, use a Web browser to login .
Please click the button below to find recent examples of phishing scams that have been reported to the Help Desk. This list does not include every example of reported phishing, but it does include some of the most frequently reported or most convincing. We have highlighted the most suspicious components in the examples, but in many cases the copy you receive may have the same text but will come from a different sender. These messages are often riddled with misspelled words and grammatical errors, but some of them are carefully crafted and quite convincing.Go