Computing & Information Services
Don't take the bait! This page shows example email threats, such as phishing scams, that you should avoid. Phishers are fishing for your personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Never provide this information by replying or following links in the email. Under no circumstances will CUS or other members of the CIS department ask for your password. If in doubt about the legitimacy of an email, contact CUS. To learn how to keep yourself protected, visit our phishing page.
To report a phishing scam you receive, email it (with full headers) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phish of a phish - Posted
This phishing email warns about being phished!
Information Technology Services Help Desk - Posted
It's true that Reed is migrating email to Gmail, but the following email is a phish. Don't be fooled!
Subject: Information Technology Services Help Desk
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 14:04:32 +0300
From: Reed College <email@example.com>
Reed College has upgraded the webmail server to a new and more secured
This will enable your webmail take a new look, with new functions and
You are advised to "Click" and "Follow" the link below to upgrade and to
enable advanced security features;
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard,
Copyright © 2013•
Missed Package Delivery - Posted
Many Reedies are receiving the following email and wondering if it is legit. The red flag is the web address. If you hover your mouse over the URL (but don't click on it!), you will see it is redirecting to a bogus website.
From: US Postal Service <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Missed Package delivery
Notice of Tax Return for Year 2012 - Posted
It's tax season and the phishers are trying to take more of your money! Do not be fooled and don't click on the link in the message.
Your Order - Approved - Posted
Be suspicious if you receive an email about an airline ticket you didn't purchase. Various forms of this email will use other airlines. Don't click on the links in the message!
Subject: Your Order#846280172 - APPROVED
From: Delta Airlines
Your credit card has been successfully processed.
FLIGHT NUMBER DT846280172US
DATE & TIME / APR 14, 2013, 12:45 AM
ARRIVING / Washington
TOTAL PRICE / 501.33 USD
Please download and print your ticket from the following URL :
For more information regarding your order, contact us by