Think Critically, Click Wisely!

Click only on links and files that are expected, and only from people you trust. 

Phishing is a scam in which a message is sent with the intent of trying to get you to open a file, click a link, or follow provided instructions. The goal is to steal your personal information.

How to spot a phishing attempt:

  • Does this make me feel anxious and reactive?
  • Am I being asked to do something new or do something normal but in a new way?
  • Will resolving this require providing a password, money, or data?
  • Look closely at the sender's email address, is it an address you recognize? 

If you suspect an email is a phishing attempt, do not open any links and forward directly to When HUIT receives a suspected phishing email, they check it out to determine the risk.