Phishing Scams targeting Students

April 26th, 2016 by Jo-Ann

We want to make you aware that PSU has seen an increased number of Phishing messages that are specifically targeting students.   All with the same goal of tricking you into providing your username and password.  

If you get a message that asks for your urgent response in order to maintain any PSU services;

chances are, IT IS NOT REAL!

Phishing messages typically ask you to:

  • confirm your account
  • log in to upgrade your quota,
  • log in to maintain email access
  • or may even report that they have detected suspicious activity in your account.

What should you do?

  • DO NOT trust the message!
  • Look at where the URL really takes you.   If it does not go to, again DO NOT trust it.
  • If in doubt, call the PSU Helpdesk (535-2929).

Why is it a problem?

  • Places you at a higher risk for Identity Theft
  • Gives them access to your Grades, Class content, and Financial Aid information
  • Fills your Email with junk (they send out SPAM as you)              

When in doubt, DON’T CLICK – CALL the HELPDESK!

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