Phishing Emails

Pacific University students, faculty and staff are occasionally targeted by phishing emails.  A phishing email is a fraudulent email that tries to trick you into revealing personal information, visiting a harmful website, or both.

The following video (less than 2 minutes) will show you how to recognize a phishing email:

To report a phishing email, send a copy to help@pacificu.edu.  Large-scale attacks will be announced in the news section on the UIS main page.

The following pages give more information about phishing:

   http://www.antiphishing.org/

   http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm

   http://www.hostmerchantservices.com/articles/online-fraud-prevention/

   http://www.staysafeonline.org/

   https://s3.amazonaws.com/knowbe4.cdn/SocialEngineeringRedFlags.pdf

  

Click below to play the Avoid the Bait game from OnGuardOnline.gov:

    Phishing Scams