What if I spot a phishing email?

Forward phishing emails to helpdesk@tamu.edu immediately!

Signs you received a phishing email

Asking for Money?

See a Fake?

Never respond to an email asking you to purchase gift cards or money orders or provide your credit card information.

Asking you to log in?

See a Fake?

Do not click links in messages that ask you to log in. Instead, type the trusted address in your browser or search for the website if you don't know the address.

Trust your instincts.

See a Fake?

Does the sender email address look weird? Are there spelling or grammar errors? Does the link in the email go to an odd website?

What do I do when I've given out information?

  • Report it! Forward the phishing email to helpdesk@tamu.edu and consider reporting the attack to the police and filing a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Passwords: If you have revealed your password, change your password on every account that uses it. For NetID passwords, also report the disclosure to Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300 or helpdesk@tamu.edu so they can be on the lookout for suspicious activity.
  • Financial Information: If you have revealed financial information, contact your financial institution immediately and close any accounts that may have been compromised. Watch for any unexplained charges to your account.