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Security - Example: Phishing attempts 02.05.19

Examples of ways to identify a phishing attempt

How can I tell if a message is legit?

Be suspicious if ANY of these clues appear....

Message #1: Important Message from University Admin

Phishing example "from university admin"

Message #2: Part time Pet walker/Pet sitter Needed. Pay is $300 weekly.

  • This message is riddled with punctuation and spelling errors from the subject to the very end. 
  • Do you know this person?
  • Would this student have access to your email address?
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Phishing example "pet walker"

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:fish message university admin pet walker job offer   Doc ID:89479
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2019-02-04 20:19 CDTUpdated:2022-05-17 16:00 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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