Phishing scams: Avoid the bait

Posted on: March 27, 2012 | By: Kelly Reimer | Filed under: Tech Tips

Phish BowlDon’t be a victim of phishing scams. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Never respond to messages that ask you for your email username or password.
  • Never respond to messages that ask you to verify, update, or validate information the organization should already have.
  • Before you share any personal information, confirm that you are dealing with a legitimate organization.
  • Don’t reply, click on links, or call phone numbers provided in the message.
  • If you are ever unsure whether an email is legitimate, DO NOT RESPOND to it. Instead, contact the Technology Help Desk at 336.278.5200 and ask for advice.
  • Delete the message.

Learn more about phishing and ways to detect scams, so you don’t become a victim.

Kelly Reimer

Kelly Reimer

Kelly Reimer serves as an Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT). In her role, she specializes in client relations which involves the management of the day-to-day operations and walk-in services offered by TLT. These services include equipment circulation, facilities management, project intake, and just-in-time technology support for faculty, staff, and students.

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