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E-mail scams - gone phishing

Phishing is the sending of fraudulent e-mails asking for personal and confidential information such as userids (SUeID ), passwords, SSNs, or bank account numbers. These messages are crafted to look authentic and official and may appear to be from a person you know, your bank, or Southwestern University.

a.  Never respond to an e-mail request for personal information.

b.  Never click on a link in an e-mail that asks for personal information. Instead, type the address into the location bar of your web browser to ensure that you visit a legitimate site.

c.  Southwestern University ITS will NEVER send you a message asking for your userID and password. Any message that asks for your password should set off alarms. Reputable institutions will simply not ask for confidential information via e-mail.


If in doubt, don't click on any links in the email and delete the email or mark it as SPAM .
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