Beware of Phishing Emails – Protect your data

Recently Adams State University students have received phishing emails asking for you to verify your account by responding with your username/password or by clicking a link.

Phishing emails are fraudulent emails designed to trick you into disclosing personal information. Adams State University and other reputable organizations will never use email to request that you reply with your username/password, Social Security number, or confidential personal information. Be suspicious of any email message that asks you to enter or verify personal information, through a website or by replying to the message itself. Never reply to or click the links in a message. If you think the message may be legitimate, go directly to the company’s website (i.e., type the real URL into your browser) or contact the company to see if you really do need to take the action described in the email message.

If you see a message in your inbox that you have identified as phishing please report it through the Gmail web interface.

1. Sign in to Gmail.
2. Open the message you’d like to report.
3. At the top-right corner of the message, click the down arrow next to the “Reply” button.
4. Select Report Phishing.

If you have any questions or need any assistance please contact the Computing Services Helpdesk or 719-587-7741.


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