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Examples of ways to identify a spear phishing attempt

How can I tell if a message is legit?

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

Part 1: The message

1. Appears to come from a trusted university source but does not have a uwplatt address
2. Hovering over the link reveals -- again -- it is not a uwplatt address
3. No subject
4. Brief message with a sense of urgency
5. Incomplete and/or unusual signature

Example of spear phishing attempt spoofing Dean Molly Gribb

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 spear phishing molly gribb dean   Doc ID:90186
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2019-03-06 10:16 CSTUpdated:2022-03-30 14:05 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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