Spam / Phishing E-mails I think I've received a SPAM e-mail. Who should I tell?

Please do not respond to e-mails requesting You To:

  • Renew, update, or validate your account.
  • Make easy money.
  • Verify your information.


Do not click on links in suspecious e-mails.

What is Suspicious? 

  • Unsolicited e-mails from someone you don't know.
  • E-mails requesting any personal information.
  • Unsoliced e-mails with links in them.
  • "Get rich quick" e-mails.
  • E-mails requesting you to update/refresh/renew/validate your account.

 

If you think the e-mail is questionable enough to e-mail us about it, then it is SPAM or a PHISHING e-mail.  Mark it as SPAM in Google gmail.

REMEMBER – No legitimate educational institution, government agency, company, or person will send you an e-mail requesting personal information or include a link in the e-mail requesting such information.

  • Do not click on links in suspicious e-mails.
  • Do not forward the e-mail to OIT or another person asking if it is SPAM.  It probably is SPAM.  Mark it as SPAM.
  • Do not reply to an email promising you easy money.  If the offer is too good to be true then it is a scam.

 

THESE SPAM/PHISHING EMAILS WOULD NOT EXIST IF NO ONE WAS RESPONDING TO THEM.  ONE OF THE BEST WAYS WE CAN FIGHT THEM AS A COMMUNITY IS TO BE VIGILANT AND MARK THEM AS SPAM WHEN WE RECEIVE THEM.


Related Office(s): Director of Operations