Identify Phishing Emails

Email Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity via an email. With over 200 million phishing emails being sent everyday, one is bound to end up in your inbox. This video will help you to identify phishing emails and protect you.

  • As a general rule, Washburn ITS does not send messages regarding email accounts or quotas or ask for login credentials.
  • If you are unsure about an email the safest thing to do is Don't Click.
  • Feel free to forward suspect messages to or click the "phishing" option in Outlook.

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