What is Phishing?

Phishing is a form of social engineering that uses email or websites to pose as a trustworthy organization in order to access your data.

How do I notice phishing attempts?

Look at the URL of a website.
Hover over a link to see where it is taking you before you go.

Notice the From Email Address.
Check to see it’s from @ua.edu and not @yahoo or @gmail.

Watch for Poor Spelling and Grammar.
Official emails are always spell-checked.

Beware of Urgent or Threatening Language.
Do not trust emails that say “your account has been suspended” or “verify your information.”

Phishing can happen anywhere.
When in doubt, give us a call 205-348-5555.

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