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Attention: New Phishing Scam

December 9, 2013

A new phishing scam is circulating through the Drexel community. This one, purporting to be from "Drexel UNIVERSITY," claims that DrexelConnect has "prevented a sign-in attempt" and asks users to verify their accounts. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK if you receive this message! It did NOT come from Drexel, and you should NEVER give anyone, anywhere, your sign in credentials. These messages are SCAMS. Delete them immediately.

As we enter the holiday season, please pay extra attention to all emails you receive. Scammers will be ramping up their efforts as more people (including students) go online for shopping, account management, end-of-term resources, and more. Carefully read your email, and scrutinize all links before you click them. Beware of links that do not match the text, typos in the email, any request for personal information, and communications you did not initiate. Scam messages often "just don't look right."

To see examples of real scam emails, check out the IRT Scam Gallery. If you receive a scam email, you can forward it to spamreports@drexel.edu. You can also contact the IRT Help Desk at consult@drexel.edu if you are ever unsure of the validity of a message you received.