Answered By: Donna Marconnet
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2019     Views: 103

Phishing emails are a fraudulent attempt to steal your personal information or to install malware on  your computer or phone.

  • Delete the email if you do not recognize the sender's email address or suspect a phishing attempt.
  • Do not click any links in suspicious emails.
  • Do not reply to or forward a suspicious email.
  • Report the phishing email to Technology Services. 

If you have clicked a link in a phishing email and shared any personal information such as your username and password or bank information, call our Technology Services Help Desk at 608-246-6666 right away. 

Guidelines for identifying and handling suspicious email

  • If an email looks suspicious, it probably is! Does it create a sense of urgency or sound  too good to be true? Fraudulent emails may have spelling, grammar or punctuation errors and may try to imitate a business, website or organization.

Protect your personal identity and information

  • Do not send sensitive, personal or confidential information via email. 

  • Do not share any of your usernames and passwords. 

Madison College does not ask for your personal identity information via email.   

Questions? Ask a Librarian at your campus or contact Student Computer Help.

Learn more about phishing and how you can protect your personal identity:

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