Email Scam Alerts (Phishing)

Points to Remember

  • CaTS will never ask you for your account information (username or password) in an email.
     
  • If an email is difficult to read (poor grammar or wording), it is most likely a scam.
     
  • Do not follow any link in an email coming from an unknown source. Always open a web browser and go directly to the website.
     
  • Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions will never ask for your account information in an email.

Recently there has been a large number of phishing attempts targeting Wright State University students, faculty, and staff. These attempts appear in the form of an email sent to a university inbox, and tries to get the user to "verify account information" by sending their CAMPUS username and password in an email, or clicking on a link within the email.

CaTS has developed this page to provide you with tips on how to keep your information safe from phishing attempts, and to alert you to any attempts you may see in your inbox. Please take a moment to review the "Points to Remember" section on the right for tips on how to protect your account information. Then, review the examples below showing the many recent scams targeting Wright State. If you receive an email that looks like any of these, do not reply to it or click on any of the links in the message.

If you have reviewed the information on this webpage and are still unsure as to the authenticity of an email you have received, please do not hesitate to contact the Help Desk at 775-4827 or 1-888-775-4827, or by email at helpdesk@wright.edu. We will help in any way we can to validate the email you've received.

 

Phishing Alerts

Important Email Fraud Information

Friday, July 8, 2016
Email malware and phishing scams have increased over the past week and are targeting all Wright State members.

Phishing Scam Notice 7/4/16

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Help Desk was notified the morning of July 4 of a large number of email phishing scams targeting Wright State faculty, staff, and students.

Enhancements to University's Email Spam Service

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Beginning Thursday, April 21, CaTS will be using Proofpoint's Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) service to help protect against specific threats that are distributed via email, including phishing and targeted attacks.