Recognizing and Reporting Fraudulent Emails
Description: This document describes the most common types of fraudulent email and provides you with recommendations on what to do if when you receive one. The two most common types of fraudulent emails are: Phishing emails Spam emails What are Phishing Emails? Phishing emails are malicious messages that attempt to steal your sensitive information, such as your passwords, […]
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Caught a Phish?
Description: First, make sure the phish isn’t just spam. If it is a phishing message, use UNC’s Phish Alerts page to see if it has already been reported. If it hasn’t been reported yet, please forward the message as an attachment to phish@unc.edu.
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How to forward suspect Phishing & SPAM Email Messages for Evaluation
Description:   What is a Phishing or SPAM Email? Phishing is email that attempts to capture login credentials, sensitive or financial information, or both.  In some cases phishing is an attempt to collect money.  Generally, phishing emails attempt to convince users to unknowingly surrender information by providing an attachment for the user to open or by […]
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What is e-mail address obfuscation?
Description: Introduction E-mail address obfuscation is the practice of concealing your e-mail address from spammers or harvesters while maintaining the ability to freely publish your e-mail address to publicly-accessible electronic forums. One tool that spammers use to collect e-mail addresses are harvesters. Harvesters are automated programs that crawl webpages and record email addresses that they find […]
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UNC-Chapel Hill Spam Filtering Service
Description: Introduction Email fraud and phishing are two of the most dangerous security threats delivered in email, often resulting in identity theft, financial losses and compromised security. Identity theft attacks are typically initiated through email by scammers pretending to be well-known companies. These messages encourage you to click on links within the message to visit a […]
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How can I reduce the amount of email spam I get?
Description: UNC Spam Filtering Service For information on this service please see the document UNC-Chapel Hill Spam Filtering Service . Report spam messages that you receive to the UNC Postmaster. For information on how to report spam, please see the How to report phishing and spam emails document. Unsubscribe Note that some spam can be stopped […]
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