Phishing Awareness Alert

Cyber criminals are always looking for new opportunities and we must be especially vigilant right now to prevent them from taking advantage of this crisis.

Taking Action

  • Stay Alert
    Be critical of unsolicited or unexpected email messages or communications, especially messages that instill a sense of fear or urgency.
  • Click with Caution
    If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious messages and you are not sure if they are legitimate, report the email to the service desk using the "Report Phish" button.
  • Verify Information
    If you are unsure of the information that you have received electronically do not click on any links or download attachments.

Additional Information

What is phishing?

Phishing is an attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, or credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. This includes email, telephone or text messages.

What can I do to prevent falling for a phishing attack?

Taking the actions above is key. Be vigilant when evaluating any digital communications and always verify the information from the source.

What action do I take if I know it is phishing?

Delete it. These emails are generated by the same computers who bring spam to your inbox on a daily basis and reporting them does very little good. Never click on a link in a fraudulent email or message; it may make matters worse by introducing viruses to your computer. 

Report suspected spam or phishing attempts