Spotting a Phishing Attempt
Here are some tip sheets for spotting a phishing (attempt to gain access or information) or spoofed (impersonating someone as part of a phishing attempt) e-mail. You'll see some common themes; most suggestions boil down to being observant and trusting your intuition if a message seems out of character or unexpected.
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Sample Phishing E-mail
Sample e-mail from our phishing practice noting some red flag items, such as being aware of sender, whether links seem to go where they say, and establishing a sense of urgency in the example below.
When it comes to phishing attempts, we cannot stress this enough - if your instinct says something is off even if there are no obvious red flags, it's always best to pick up the phone to check with someone directly or forward the message to the help desk to have it reviewed.