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Phish Bowl

Cyber threats are everywhere. Learn how you can avoid phishing scams.

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Quick tips to avoid phishing scams

Never open emails or click on links in emails that come from unknown sources

Hover over links in emails with your mouse to see if you are being re-directed outside of the university domain

Never provide your network credentials (NetID or password) to any source via email

Verify requests to purchase gift cards, products, or services with your personal funds in exchange for reimbursement

Always verify changes to wire transfer and vendor payment instructions

How can you spot a phishing email?

Check out these telltale signs from an actual phishing email.

1. Subject indicates a message from HR and the sender's email address is associated with NJMS. 2. Become familiar with the ways in which different departments send official communications. 3. UR link is NOT a valid Rutgers website. 4. Message is not signed by a member of University HR.

Beware of smishing attempts

Smishing is when cybercriminals attempt to steal personal information through fraudulent text messages. Find out how you can protect yourself.

Help and Support

Report phishing

Report suspected phishing scams.

Getting help

If you believe your account has been compromised, contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk for assistance.

Current alerts and trends

Latest threats

Check the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) alerts page to see the latest security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits.

OUCH! Newsletters

Check the SANS Institute’s security awareness newsletter for information on current security topics and actionable steps you can take to protect your family and organization.

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