Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Beware of Phishing Scams

ITS has seen an increased number of phishing scams being reported by users. Phishing scams are emails that ask for users to "Verify your email now" or "Click here to reactivate your password".

Kansas State University will never ask you for your password in an email or a survey. If you receive an email asking to verify your account, reactivate your password, or anything else that looks suspicious please forward the email to abuse@ksu.edu.  If you have questions, please call the IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722.

Follow our scams blog: https://blogs.k-state.edu/scams/ for continuous updates on scams that the email abuse team has processed and determined as phishing.

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We have seen an increased number of phishing scams being reported by users. Phishing scams are emails that ask for users to "Verify your email now" or "Click here to reactivate your password". The link in the email then takes the user to a website with a form that the user can fill out with their information. The scammer then takes the information that the user filled into the form and compromises the user's account.

Kansas State University will never ask you for your password. If you receive an email asking to verify your account, reactivate your password, or anything else that looks suspicious please forward the email to abuse@ksu.edu and the K-State email abuse team will process the email. Follow our scams blog: https://blogs.k-state.edu/scams/ for continuous updates on scams that the email abuse team has processed and determined as phishing.