ACTION REQUIRED: PHISHING EMAIL / SECURITY ALERT
A phishing email trying to trick users into giving up their username and password has been reported. The email has the subject, “Failure to comply may result in the loss of your account within the next 24 hours.”.
WHO DOES THIS AFFECT?
Everyone on campus is urged to take caution when using email and to be aware that Colgate ITS will never ask for your username and password. Also, ITS will never ask you to update or confirm your email account via email due to congestion, deactivation or lack of use. Additionally, all users are urged to use strong passwords on all their accounts.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
1. Delete the email.
2. Never give out your username and password.
3. Never click on links in emails that are unsolicited.
If you have questions, need assistance, or replied to the email, please open a ticket with the help desk or call x7111.
To learn more about phishing and how to spot it, please visit http://colgate.edu/itsecurity/phishing
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
To see a copy of this particular phishing email, continue reading.