"Phishing" is a fraudulent activity of sending emails posing as a legitimate person
or company in order to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords,
credit cards, and gift cards . The emails may state your information needs updated
or validated and asks that you enter your username and password (and possibly additional
Report and forward phishing emails to: email@example.com
If you have fallen victim to phishing:
1. Change your password immediately
2. If you have reset questions and answers, change them.
3. Report and forward phishing emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. If you are unsure that you have been phished, but believe an email might be malicious, report it to the Information Security Office to investigate by sending an email to email@example.com
Protecting Yourself from Phishing
Columbus State will never ask...
- you to share your login credentials.
- you to purshase gift cards.
Recognize Red Flags of Phishing
- Emails flagged [EXTERNAL]. Use caution when opening or responding to outside emails.
- Deceptive reply to email address.
- Misspelled words or poor grammar
- Urgent and sensational subject lines
- Promises of a free gift or prizes
- Requests for gift cards
- Request to verify your account or password
- Threats that your account will be suspended
- Misspelled websites
- Embedded links