Phishing Attempt

A phishing email is a scam by which a person is tricked into giving their confidential information to a third party so they can use it for illicit purposes.

The above image is an example of a phishing email. Even though Campus Technology Services would never ask for any personal information over an email, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when faced with emails like this. First, always check the address from the sender, not just the name, and, secondly, always hover over links included in the emails to see where they will take you. Most importantly, if you see something suspicious, please say something! Marking emails as spam will help Google better detect illicit messages in the future. For more information, you can visit this Google Support Article about phishing, or reach out to the CTS Help Desk. The Help Desk can be reached at help@oswego.edu or 315-312-3456.

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