What is it?

Phishing is an identity-theft scam that uses "spoofed" or fake emails and Web sites to trick people into giving out personal information, such as credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, or social security numbers. Phishing is usually done by hijacking the brand identity of a bank or an online store in a spoofed email that is sent to large numbers of people. The email will usually contain a link to a Web page designed to look just like a legitimate company's site.  A phishing scam will use this page to capture any information that you provide, then sell or use the information for malicious purposes.

A good way to know that an e-mail is fake and not from SJU IT is to please remember that employees of SJU will NEVER ask you to provide your password via e-mail.  It is important to take note as to who the message came from.  When the Saint Joseph's University Technology Service Center (TSC) sends out a message to the community, it will come from the email address;  The message will also have the SJU Office of Information Technology header at the top and usually contain "IT Alert, IT News or IT Outage" in the subject line. 



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