Phishing

"Phishing" is a term used to describe scams designed to steal your identity. Scam artists try to obtain your personal information - passwords, credit card numbers, account numbers, birthdate, or other information - by impersonating a person or company you trust. Phishing can be conducted via e-mail, websites, telephone, or even postal mail.

REMEMBER: DTS WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOU TO EMAIL YOUR PASSWORD OR COMPLETE AN ONLINE FORM AND PROVIDE YOUR PASSWORD. If you receive messages like this, please take a moment to forward them to spam@wit.edu and then delete the message. DO NOT reply or click any included links. This will allow us to research the potential threat and take appropriate action.

What we're doing to help protect you:

  • Network Operations maintains a filtering system which limits the amount of phishing emails you receive.
  • When phishing attacks are identified, we proactively contact recipients and directly warn them not to respond to messages.
  • Campaigns such as this website and digital signage educate the community how to identify and respond to phishing messages.

How can I protect myself?

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