Phishing Attacks on Campus- Be Safe!

Adams State University employees and students have recently been heavily targeted by phishing scams. Phishing occurs when scammers attempt to trick you into giving out your personal information, such as your username and password or your bank account information.

Adams State University will NEVER ask for your username and password via email. If the email asks you to click a link to verify your account or respond with your account information, it’s a phish!

Can you identify phishing scams? Take a few minutes to play the phishing game and find out!

http://www.onguardonline.gov/media/game-0011-phishing-scams

What do you do if you get a phishing email?

Do not click any links or reply to the email! You can forward phishing emails to spam@uce.gov or to reportphishing@antiphishing.org. The Anti-Phishing Working Group, a group of ISPs, security vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies, uses these reports to fight phishing. Once you’ve forwarded the message, please delete it.

If you suspect your account has been compromised please contact Computing Services immediately! We can be reached by calling 719-587-7741 or via email at computingservices@adams.edu

For more information on how to identify Phishing, including common scams and examples, please visit this link.

http://www.onguardonline.gov/phishing

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