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.

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:

  • Always check the address from the sender, not just the name.

  • Always hover over links included in the emails to see where they will take you.

If you have responded to one of these phishing emails, or you feel like your email account has been tampered with, please reset your password immediately at www.oswego.edu/reset. Most importantly, if you see something suspicious, please say something! Marking emails as spam or phishing 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.

Below are examples of the most recent phishing emails to circulate around SUNY Oswego.

Example from February 5, 2016

Phishing email from February 5, 2016

Example from February 3, 2016

Phishing email from February 3, 2016

Example from February 1, 2016

Spam from February 1, 2016

Example from January 16, 2016

Phishing email from January 15, 2016

Examples from January 4, 2016

Phishing email from January 4, 2016

Phishing email from January 4, 2016

Phishing email from January 4, 2016

Example from December 16, 2015

Phishing email from December 16 2015

Example from December 7, 2015

Phishing email from December 7 2015

Example from November 17, 2015:

Phishing email from November 17 2015

Example from November 16, 2015:

Phishing email from November 16 2015

Example from November 13, 2015:

Phishing email from November 13 2015