Don't get reeled in by phony emails!
Information Technology Services is providing this central location of phishing emails that are received by the campus. We make every effort to prevent these types of scams from entering our email gateways and can often block them once they are reported to us. You are the last line of defense against phishing attacks. Scammers use many methods to fool email recipients. But you don’t have to fall for these tricks.
- If you get alerts about your bank account, do not click on the link in the email, instead go directly to their website from the browser and login from there.
- Be skeptical of unsolicited email promising money or a job. Job scams may include promises and details for a personal assistant, pet sitter, or some other temporary job. The clue that it is not a valid job is when they tell you they will send you a check for more than you are to be paid, and you will use the extra money to pay for supplies, etc. The check that is sent to you is a fraudulent check, and the bank will not know it until they try to collect on the check. If you have spent the money, you will be responsible for paying the money back to the bank.
- Be on the lookout for communications regarding unemployment insurance forms when you have not applied for unemployment benefits. Also if you receive emails about any fees involved in filing or qualifying for unemployment insurance.
Example-How to spot phishing
Need additional help?Contact the Computer Help Center
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out the events scheduled at https://its.unl.edu/security/national-cyber-security-month/
- Start of school and tax season are PRIME TIMEs for phishing scams
- ITS will never ask you for your login or passwords or other personal information.
- Do not respond to "phishy" emails
- Do not open attachments without verifying first
- If you get caught by a phishing email please change you password immediately by visiting TrueYou.
RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS EMAIL?
Report a Phish from Outlook desktop client:
Report a Phish from Outlook Mobile, when the email is open on your phone, select the ellipsis of the email, then select REPORT PHISH:
When you use the REPORT PHISH button in Outlook the email will be forwarded to the ITS Security team automatically.