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Reminder about email based schemes to collect passwords

February 04, 2013

     Please remember to be wary of “phishing” scams that ask you to login to a malicious web site. If they are from a pseudo IT department, they are often not signed personally the way that Penn Law ITS announcements are. Beware of letters prompting you to “update your account”; enter your login only on the official Penn web applications that you are accustomed to.


For more details on phishing “do’s” and “don’t’s” please see:


You can check Penn’s Phishing Email Archive to see whether a suspicious email has already been submitted and positively identified as fraudulent:


Please remain skeptical of unsolicited email. And feel free to forward them to if you want help determining their legitimacy. We have no way to block them outright since they originate from many locations and addresses.

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