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TECH ALERT: Phishing Scams Impersonating Drexel IT

January 19, 2021

Recently, a new phishing scam has entered circulation. This scam impersonates Drexel IT, and uses the threat of a compromised account to coerce users into providing their Drexel credentials, including their password. If you receive ANY email asking for your password, DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY! No legitimate organization will ever ask you for your password, and you should NEVER give out your password, no matter who asks.

If you are unsure whether or not a message you received is a scam, call or email the apparent sender directly. For example, if you receive one of these "Drexel IT" emails asking for your password, call the Drexel IT Help Desk at 215.895.2020 or compose a new email to helpdesk@drexel.edu. If you receive an email from your bank, always go directly to the bank's Web site and contact them there. Never, ever give out your password.

You can also check our Debunker page for examples of phishing emails, as well as real emails.