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Phishing Emails that should make you Abandon Ship

Author: ITS

Posted on Jun 28, 2012

Category: General Interest , Tips and Tricks

Recently there was a phishing email sent to UNB faculty, staff and students titled “COMPLETE YOUR ACCOUNT VERIFICATION EXERCISE!” asking you to click a GoogleDocs link and provide your Login ID and Password to verify your account.

Although this email appeared to come from a legitimate UNB source (ITS Help Desk), please remember that neither ITS nor any other UNB department will EVER, under any circumstance, ask you to supply your password; you should NEVER give your password to anyone. If you receive an email of this nature, please delete it immediately. Do not respond or click on any links.

bad phishPlease help us stomp out phishing! BE SUSPICIOUS OF ANY EMAILS REQUESTING YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION.  If you ever question the legitimacy of an email, contact the ITS Help Desk before you respond or open any links and they will let you know.

Need a refresher on how to recognize phishing emails? Visit ITS’s Email Security webpage or check out these other tidBiTS postings:

- Games to Test your Cyber Smarts

- Put your phishing knowledge to the test!

- Spam vs Phishing Emails… what’s the difference?

- Eww… what’s that smell? How to sniff out a ‘Phishy’ Email

If you have any questions or would like to report a suspected phishing attempt, please contact the ITS Help Desk.