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Phishing


Phishing:


The fraudulent practice of sending e-mails purporting to be from legitimate companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information or otherwise compromise their accounts or computers.


How to Protect Yourself:


- Submit any suspicious emails. How to.

- Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date and enabled

- Be suspicious of email messages from sources (people) that you do not know or recognize.

- NEVER respond to any email message asking you to click a web link to raise your email quota(our email system will NEVER send you a request asking you to do that).

- NEVER respond (reply) to any email message with confidential information (Social Security number, Credit Card numbers, account Passwords)

- If you accidentally responded to a phishing message, please contact the Campus Technology Services Help Desk for additional advice.


What does phishing look like? 

Telltale signs of a phishing message:

  • Does the email contain a hyperlink or URL? Is it mismatched? Does it try to fool you by looking like a safe URL but really it is directing you to a bad site? To check this, hover your mouse over the hyper-link and see where the like is really going to take you.
  • Does the message contain poor spelling or grammer?
  • Does the message ask for personal information?
  • Is it too good to be true?
  • Did you initiate the action?
  • Are you asked to send money?
  • Does the message make unrealistic threats?
  • Does it appear to be from a government agency?
  • Does it just not look right?

If you get a message like any of the examples below, please do not respond.

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Phishing Example

Phishing Example

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If you have signed up for alerts like this one make sure you know the sender.  Probably not from - [mailto:COMMUNITYALERTMSG@updated-renewalinfo.link]


To view this information from a trustworthy source, please go to https://app.doj.mt.gov/  


How to submit scam messages:

Did you receive a suspicious email that appears to be junk or spam? Does it look like a phishing message? If it looks odd or out of place it more than likely is.

To submit SPAM for processing:

  1. Open a new message in outlook
  2. In the TO: field type in 'junk@office365.microsoft.com’
    1. Do not include any text in the body or subject line of the new email
    2. Remove your signature if your signature is applied automatically to new emails
  3. Drag and drop the spam / junk message from your outlook into the body of the new message
    1. This will attach the message as an attachment
    2. You can attach multiple messages to the same email as long as it’s still spam / junk

To submit PHISHING for processing:

  1. Open a new message in outlook
  2. In the TO: field type in 'phish@office365.microsoft.com’
    1. Do not include any text in the body or subject line of the new email
    2. Remove your signature if your signature is applied automatically to new emails
  3. Drag and drop the spam / junk message from your outlook into the body of the new message
    1. This will attach the message as an attachment
    2. You can attach multiple messages to the same email as long as it’s still phishing

Campus Technology Services:

Need more help? If you still have problems, contact the CTS Help Desk.

Protect Yourself:


- No matter how real it looks - IT'S  NOT REAL !!!

- Don't ever respond (REPLY) to these messages!

- Never click on any embedded web links or open any attachments associated with phishing messages!

- Don’t be fooled by official looking 'form letter' phishing 'notification' messages  (see examples below)

If You Become a Victim:



If you suspect that you may have exposed your personal information to an unauthorized individual, you should:

- Immediately change passwords for ALL compromised accounts (School, Work, Personal), using a different (non-infected) computer.

- If using a Home or Office machine, have that machine scanned for possible Malware-infection.

- If you have given out Credit or Bank Card information, immediately notify (contact) your Bank or Credit Card company and report this disclosure.

- Contact the CTS Help Desk (496-4244) for further advice.