Beware of phishing emails

Phishing emails are deceptive messages used to collect personal and business information.  In the most recent example the “From” address for this phishing email is “Faculty Admin []," which is a fake address.  The screen shot (graphic) below shows the content of this phishing email.

Phishing example

If you clicked this link and entered your userid and/or password, please visit the AMS web site and change your password right away.

This message is NOT from IT.  If you hover over (don’t click) the link you’ll notice that it goes to the URL Phishing URL

As a reminder, phishers send emails that make you think the sender is a reputable or trustworthy source but they are really trying to get you to reveal personal information or attempting to harm your computer or software in some way.