Learn to Identify Phishing Emails

What is Phishing?​
  • Phishing is a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn personal or financial information using social engineering.

  • There are two types: (1) Credential theft, (2) Download of malware.

  • Messages claiming to be from legitimate sources.

  • Criminals are getting really good at creating legit-looking messages to trick people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.

What are the risks?
  • Phishing is a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn personal or financial information using social engineering.

  • There are two types: (1) Credential theft, (2) Download of malware.

  • Messages claiming to be from legitimate sources.

  • Criminals are getting really good at creating legit-looking messages to trick people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.

Signs of a Phishing email
  • Threats/Ultimatum

  • Incorrect Web addresses

  • No signature or contact information

  • Too-good-to-be-true offer

  • Spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors

  • Attention-grabbing titles

What can you do?
  • Avoid opening suspicious email attachments and following links sent in emails.

  • Be mindful of emails that just don't sound right.

  • When in doubt about the authenticity of an email, contact the sender vis PHONE (Do not email the sender).

  • Mark suspicious email as "Phishing" using the Phish reporting button in your email account.

  • If you respond to, send information to, or interact with a Phishing email, please contact the IT department to report the event and get guidance.