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What is Phishing?
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This type of scam uses emails purporting to be from a bank, ISP or other business with which you may do business. The email presents an apparently important reason for you to "confirm" information with them and gives you a link to an official-looking website. Even Simmons own website has been copied for this purpose.


You can avoid most phishing attempts by doing the following:
  • Be suspicious of emails seeking personal information
  • Examine web addresses (URLs) in emails to see if they look like legitimate addresses
  • In general, if a URL appears in an email, type the URL directly into your browser rather than clicking or copying and pasting.
  • If in doubt, check with the Service Desk (617-521-2222, servicedesk.simmons.edu)

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