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The scammers are at it again. Recent bouts of 'Phishing' emails have again hit the campus. We'd like to use this week's Tech Tip to review some of the Do's and Don'ts concerning scam emails. View our original Phishing Scam Tech Tip.
In this review, we will use the recommendations provided by the University of Madison.
Phishing is the use of email and fraudulent web sites to trick people into disclosing personal financial or identity information, such as credit card or Social Security numbers, user names (e.g., NetID), passwords and addresses. Although most "phishes" come as email, phishing scams can also come in the form of text messages and phone calls.
An email message may look harmless. Posing as your credit card company or even the University of Wisconsin, it alerts you to a problem with your account and urges you to respond immediately by clicking a web link and "verifying" or "updating" your account information. The email and the web site may appear official, with all the familiar logos and corporate phrases. But they're bait, presented to fool you into divulging your personal financial information.
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