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Phishing & Other Scams

Critical Information – Credible Cyberthreat

Don't Get Phished - Protect Yourself and Stop Identity Theft

  • Phishing is a form of fraud, in which an attacker tries to learn private information (such as login credentials) by masquerading as a reputable entity or person (usually via email).

Phishing at The U - Scam to Look Out For!

  • At the U, we use a variety of measures to protect email, including advanced threat protection tools. However, scammers are constantly changing tactics. Being aware of phishing schemes and understanding email best practices can help ensure your email stays safe.

Report Suspicious Emails with the Outlook Feature, "Report Message"

  • Report suspicious emails and phishing attempts through Microsoft's quick and easy "Report Message" tool within Outlook.

Stop Scam Phone Calls and Vishing

  • Vishing (a combination of the words "voice" and "phishing") is the fraudulent practice of attempting to steal information or gain unauthorized access to your personal information via a telephone call.

Safety Advisory: Avoid Technical Support Scams

  • Take precaution when answering a phone call from an unknown or 1-800 number, or if you see a "help" window pop up in your web browser unexpectedly. These could be technical support scams where a representative is offering to help fix a computer problem or sell you a software license.