Answered By: Donna Marconnet Last Updated: Feb 21, 2019 Views: 42
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: