Phishing Scam Reminder: Beware of Fraudulent Emails Attempting to Obtain Personal Information.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Phishing scams use fake emails or Web sites to attempt to collect passwords, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal information. These emails and Web sites may look real, but they are actually designed to fool you into divulging information.
No legitimate organization, including the University of Pittsburgh, will ever solicit confidential information (such as credit card information or your Pitt password) by any means. CSSD recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. You should also avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software.
Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP  if you have any questions regarding this announcement.
An example of a typical email phishing scam appears below.