Phishing is an identity-theft scam that can use emails and websites to trick people into giving out personal information, such as credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, or Social Security Numbers.

Please treat all e-mails with included click-on links in them as suspect. 

Many of the Spam/Phishing e-mails recently received will ask you for login/personal information immediately when you click on the link.  It is strongly advised to not enter any information and it is even better to not click on them at all.  If you think the message is official feel free to contact the sender (without using the reply option) and ask them if they intended to send you something.  If you accidentally click on the message and enter information it may be necessary to change your HawkID/Password quickly to minimize the possibility of account access.

ITS Resources

How to Recognize and Avoid a Phishing Scam

Phishing Examples