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.
  • If you receive an email about a problem with your account, do not click on any links or provide your username and password. Go directly to the site and log in. 
  • Do not follow any link in an email coming from an unknown source. 
  • 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 We will help in any way we can to validate the email you've received.

Phishing Alerts

Phishing Scam Notice for 2/11/20

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The  Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State members. The message comes from, with the subject line '2020 Payroll Schedule Requests'. 



Please see this salary schedule request for February 2020 from the Payroll department


Phishing and Fake Job Offer Scams

Friday, November 15, 2019
CaTS has noticed an increase in the number of phishing attempts at the beginning of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Phishing Scam Notice for 10/31/19

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students. The message comes from the email address, and contains an attached document titled 'WRIGHT 446.rtf', as well as a link to a website asking for your Campus 'w' username credentials.