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Security - Example: Phishing Attempt 09.02.16

Examples of ways to identify a phishing attempt

How can I tell if a message is legit?

Image 1: Message

  • Incorrect spelling and grammar
  • URL is not
  • Is not signed by the ITS Help Desk or a staff member of ITS

Phishing message 09.02.16

Image 2: The form at the end of the link

  • Does not use the correct name of the ITS Help Desk
  • Is not a uwplatt webpage/uses a general web-design form (Sitey)

Phishing form 09.02.16

And finally.... ITS will never ask for your username and password in an email - or in a link from an email.  Never, ever. SERIOUSLY!

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:unknown ip address verify account webmail administrator dahms sheffler fish   Doc ID:66661
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2016-09-02 20:14 CDTUpdated:2022-03-30 15:05 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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