Information on how to identify a phishing email, one that is trying to steal your credentials, and what do to if you have responded to one.

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DO’s and DON’TS to protect against email and phishing scams

No legitimate business or organization will ask you to send your password, account information, social security number, or other sensitive data over email. NEVER respond to an email requesting personal, financial, or other protected information, even if it appears to be from UW, your bank, or another trusted institution.

Help, I think I've been phished! What do I do?

Follow the guide below for specific steps to take according to the type of information you shared.

Identifying a malicious email

Identify how to stop a phishing email.

Phishing at the University of Wyoming

One of the most common forms of a phishing attack in higher education environments is official looking emails claiming to be from the university’s technical support team and usually taking the form of a message asking for your user ID and password, with a threat of account deactivation if you fail to reply. These specifically crafted phishing attempts are primarily focused on gaining access to email accounts to enable them to send malicious emails to other systems with the appearance of coming