8-16-17 Phishing Scam Alert

Be aware of a recent phishing scam coming from an @uconn.edu email address.  An example is shown below:

From: “xxx, xxx” <xxx.xxx@uconn.edu>
> Date: August 15, 2017 at 3:06:59 PM EDT
>
> We will be Shutting Down your Account due to suspicious Activity and Login from a Different IP with your Account which have made us take this decision to safeguard your Account. To avoid Shutting Down of this Account you will be Required to CLICK THIS LINK now and Submit Details as you have just 24Hrs to confirm your Account.
>
> Regards,
> System Administrator.

If you receive this message, you can forward it to reportphishing@uconn.edu and delete it from you inbox.

DO NOT click on any links and DO NOT provide your information.  If you do, your email account and possibly other accounts will be compromised and you will need to take action.  If you do click on the links:

  1. Change your NetID password immediately.
  2. Set up or change your “secret questions and answers” for your NetID account.

For more a more in-depth discussion of how you can spot phishing scams and protect yourself, please see “Phishing attacks and how to avoid being scammed”.

Remember, UITS and other university organizations will never send an unsolicited request for UConn credentials or other personal information.  Contact the UITS Help Center at 860-486-4357 for further assistance.