MavWire Extra

For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Security alert of phishing e-mail messages

UT Arlington is experiencing an increase in the number of phishing e-mail messages being sent to University e-mail addresses. Phishing e-mail messages attempt to obtain your personal or account information by falsely posing as a reputable company.

If you receive an e-mail message that appears to come from UT Arlington and asks you to provide your NetID, password, or any other personal information, do not reply to it and do not provide any of your personal information. Simply delete the message.

Sometimes phishing messages provide a link to a web page so that recipients can validate their personal information. Do not click on these links.

UT Arlington does not ask users to supply or verify personal information via e-mail. Do not respond to e-mail messages that ask for:

  • NetID
  • Password
  • Credit card account information
  • Social Security number(s)

If you doubt the validity of an e-mail message, contact the Help Desk at 2-2208 for assistance.

For more information regarding computer security, see



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