Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.

What is phishing?

Phishing emails are scams that seem to come from a trusted source but try to trick you into giving up your private information—or target IU information and systems.

Why care? Learn the impact >>

Report a phishing attempt

Have you received a message that you think is a phishing attempt? You can help the IU community stay a step ahead of the scam by reporting it.

Learn how to report and why it matters >>

1. Recognize

Verify the sender is who you think it is.

How: Double-click or tap the sender’s name to view the person’s real email address.

2. Rethink

If you can't verify the sender, do not click at all.

How: Go directly to the known website address.

3. Report

Think it’s a phish? Or know it is? Send the alert.

How: Contact your IT Pro or the UITS Support Center for help to report it.

Learn more to boost your defenses

Take free online courses

Take no-cost online training via IU Expand any time.

Explore online classes

Hold "Think before you click" workshops

Request a "Think before you click" session with IT Training.

Schedule a workshop

Run practice simulations

Get the PhishMe simulation service for your department.

Request this service

Partnering groups behind is the result of a partnership among the following groups and services at IU:

  • University Information Security Office (UISO)
  • University Information Policy Office (UIPO)
  • IT Communications Office, Office of the Vice President for IT (OVPIT)
  • IT Community Partnerships, University Information Technology Services (UITS)
  • UITS IT Training
  • UITS Support Center