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Phishing warning -- Beware of suspicious emails

Posted: 2017-07-10 12:24:30   Expiration: 2017-07-17 20:24:30

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2017-07-10 12:24:30. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

New phishing scams test us all every day. Familiarize yourself with the tell-tale signs that an email is not legitimate and know that no representative of Stout IT will ever ask you for your password or require you to click a link or face a consequence. A prominent new threat that many users received in June was "Your University Account will be shutdown due to several negligence of emails. To avoid this please click HERE and verify your mail." Read on for tips to spot a scam like this one...

The Technology Helpdesk monitors and takes preventative measures when phishing scams are prominent; however, sometimes you might be the only Stout user, or the first one, to receive a message so be cautious, skeptical, and contact the Tech Desk when you are uncertain. Here's a breakdown of some recent and common phishing scams.

-- UW Stout
KnowledgeBase: Sasha King