Phishing Scams

Email scams are on the rise and there is no way to effectively block them from your UWF email. In particular, a type of email scam known as phishing attempts to trick you into divulging personal information: username, password, date of birth, SSN, etc. If you responded to a phishing scam, it is important to act quickly.


The high volume of fraudulent email makes it impractical for the ITS Help Desk to alert campus of every new scam, so it is the responsibility of each UWF employee to learn how to identify and react to Phishing emails. For more information regarding specifically how to react to Phishing scams, please see Phishing Scams, Malicious Emails, and Other Spam.