Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.

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>> Good call. This email looks suspicious. If a suspected phishing email targets IU in any way, you can contact the UITS support center for help on how to report it. They will help you get the alert to IU's university information policy office, which can then evaluate the thread and minimize risk for the rest of the IU community. Outlook and student Gmail users at IU can also get a one-click reporting tool that takes care of reporting the phish to the policy office for you. To download this tool, search for PhishMe Reporter on And to learn more ways to report, visit While there are several ways to report a suspected phish, contacting UITS support center is a great way to get started. And if you do accidentally click on a suspected phish, contact the support center right away. So, feel free to squeal. Reporting a suspected phishing scam helps protect the entire IU community. Fine more tips to recognize, rethink and report on

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Think before you click—Quick steps

1. Recognize

Verify the sender is who you think it is.

How: Double-click or tap the sender’s name at the top of the email to view the real email address. (In Gmail, hover without clicking.) 

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2. Rethink

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

How: If the email refers to a known website, type that website address into a new browser window instead and check for information there. 

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3. Report

Suspect it's a phish? Send the alert.

How: Contact your campus UITS Support Center for help on how to report it. 

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  • University Information Security Office (UISO)
  • University Information Policy Office (UIPO)
  • IT Communications Office, Office of the Vice President for IT (OVPIT)
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