Scammers are always seeking ways to gain your trust, and your credentials. The latest attempt in your InBox late last week looks like it is coming from the UW-Madison, complete with logo. Ironically it states that due to a flood of scam email to “wisc.edu servers,” you are directed to click on a link to update your account. Here is a copy of the message.
Among the many tip-offs that this itself is a scam, are:
- email does not come from the UW
- “click here” link is not to a UW server
- while UW service providers may inform you about how to change your password, such a link would take you to the UW Knowledgebase, and not to an off-site provider.
- errors in the text
New, seemingly more creative attempts arrive each week. Do not fall for them. To report an apparent spam or scam, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org so the UW Office of Cybersecurity can investigate and take appropriate action.
Learn more about how to manage your UW online credentials in this Knowledgebase document.