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Phishing

don't feed the phish

**Please be advised, students, faculty, and staff are receiving emails that are malicious phishing attempts designed to steal NetID’s and passwords through a legitimate-looking email message**

Phishing is a term used to describe email messages that appear to be from a trusted entity, but are actually from someone attempting to trick you into divulging private information such as passwords and financial account numbers. These messages typically encourage you to click a link that takes you to a fraudulent website where you are asked to login and/or submit private information which is then captured by the scammer. These scammers can then use this information to commit identity theft, withdraw funds from your financial accounts, or access password-protected sites as you. Often, these messages look very legitimate. DO NOT PROCEED with the requests in these emails. 

For more information about phishing, visit the Information Security Website at: www.uta.edu/security/phishing/

Any time that you are directed to a site that appears to be a WebLogin site, check the URL before entering your username and password. To verify that you have not been directed to a fraudulent WebLogin site, always confirm that the URL appearing in your web browser's location bar begins with: 

Self Service Password site: https://webapps.uta.edu/oit/selfservice/
Student Email: https://login.microsoftonline.com/
Faculty/Staff Email: https://owa.uta.edu/owa/auth/
Blackboard: https://elearn.uta.edu/
MyMav:
 https://sis-portal-prod.uta.edu/psp/


REMEMBER:

  • DO NOT give your passwords and other sensitive information to an unverified party online, over the phone, or in person.
  • DO NOT click any links contained in the message (see hint #6 below and the text in blue above)
  • DO NOT open any attached files or shared documents.
  • DO NOT provide personal information such as passwords in a reply to an email.
  • DO NOT submit passwords through Google Forms.DO NOT violate policy.
  • DO NOT respond to emails that require you to enter personal or financial information directly into the email
  • DO NOT reply to emails asking you to send personal information
  • DO NOT use your email address as your password
  • DO NOT respond to emails threatening to close your account if you do not provide personal informa
If you receive suspicious email messages, please send them to phish@uta.edu or spam@uta.eduIf you are unable to change your password, contact the OIT Helpdesk at ext. 2-2208 as soon as possible for assistance.