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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
April 2018 - A sneaky phishing scam designed to play on our trust of Microsoft!
September 2017 - An example of a prominent phishing scam sent from a campus account (with no subject!)
June 2017 - An example with several calling cards of a phishing scam