Beware Fake E-Mail "Phishing" Scams

Monday, September 10, 2012

We continue to see evidence of e-mail "phishing" scams perpetrated upon U-Mail accountholders. In such scams, messages purportedly sent from UCSB Administration may ask that you reply with your UCSBnetID and Password. Others may ask you to type your password into a Google form or spreadsheet. Some even ask that you download and run identity verification software or risk losing your registration status.

Such messages are fake; you should never respond to any such request. No UCSB organization will ever ask for your UCSBnetID and Password by e-mail, nor will they ask you to download such software.

To ensure the privacy and security of your U-Mail account and other UCSB electronic resources, please delete any such messages without responding. If you believe you may have sent your password in one of this scams, please update your account with a new password by signing-in to the UCSB Identity Manager.