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Avoiding phishing

Is this email real, or is it attempted fraud? How can you tell?

Hover your mouse over the link and look on the bottom line:

Does that URL point to somewhere authentic-looking within UF? Who is "megabyet.net"? And how about this one:

Hover your mouse over the link and look on the bottom line. Does that URL point to Citibank?

If you get what seems to be a surprise email from your bank, TELEPHONE your bank to ask about it! Use a phone number you already trust, such as the phone number on the back of your ATM card or credit card.

Attitudes and techniques for not biting on a phishing hook

More techniques: Current active recognized phishes on campus: You gave out your financial info to a phisher, now what?


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