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Phishing Scams: Current or recent scams (and what we can learn from them)

Recent phishing scams and what we can learn from them

Caution: Just because a phishing scam isn't listed here does not mean it is legitimate!

If you receive a message that has a subject that includes *This message is possibly spam* and/or the body contains **This message is possibly spam or a phishing attempt, treat with caution.** it has already been identified as a scam and the message should be likely be deleted.


These common scams serve as examples, but there are a lot more out there.  When in doubt, DON'T CLICK! If you are unsure, contact the Technology Helpdesk at

September 2018 - This phishing scam typically uses a subject that has been used before and will appear to be from someone you have communicated with in the past.  In the body of the email it will include the following:

Phishing Example with the Green Button that says "Click here to view full message"

April 2018 - A sneaky phishing scam designed to play on our trust of Microsoft!

Example of a bad url when hovering in a phishing email

September 2017 - An example of a prominent phishing scam sent from a campus account (with no subject!)

 Phishing scam 9-22-17

June 2017 - An example with several calling cards of a phishing scam

Phishing Scam Example June 2017

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Keywords:legit fake legitimate scam phish **This message is possibly spam or a phishing attempt, treat with caution.**   Doc ID:74275
Owner:Trent I.Group:UW Stout
Created:2017-06-22 21:21 CDTUpdated:2020-09-02 16:51 CDT
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