When you receive unsolicited email that is at all suspicious, don’t click on links, don’t load images, don’t reply! What do we mean by suspicious? What do we mean by don’t touch? Read on.
Phishing schemes try to get you to provide personal info by pretending to be from real businesses or organizations. Don't be fooled into clicking links in e-mails or responding to these messages.
In the past few weeks we’ve seen lots of attempts to lure Hampshire email account holders to give up their email addresses and other information. They’re getting more sophisticated, including references “hampshire.edu” in the text, or purporting to be from the “Hampshire Mail Team.” Here are some clues that the messages are not legitimate:
If you have clicked on something in one of these messages or replied and provided any information that you are concerned about, change your account password immediately. Make sure you do this by typing the web address directly into your web browser.
To change your Hampshire account password, type “password.hampshire.edu” into your web browser, and click on “Change my HampNet Password.”
More information and resources
See the "All About Phishing" page in the "Did You Know? section of Webopedia for more information, including examples, of phishing. http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Internet/2005/phishing.asp
Please contact the IT Helpdesk if you have any questions or concerns about account security.
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