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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 helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  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 19:19 CSTUpdated:2019-02-04 19:20 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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