How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

  • Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, student records, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $57 million to phishing schemes in one year.

    Scammers often update their tactics, but there are some signs that will help you. Learn how to recognize and avoid phishing scams in order to protect sensitive data in payroll, human resources, and student information systems.


  • How to Recognize Phishing

  • How to Protect Yourself from Phishing

  • What to Do if You Suspect a Phishing Attack

  • What to Do if You Respond to a Phishing Email

  • How to Report Phishing

Last Modified on October 6, 2020