ITS General Computing

Phishing & Suspicious E-Mail

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to get sensitive information like your passwords or credit card numbers by pretending to be a legitimate source, like your bank.

There are other kinds of Internet scams as well.

And the people who perpetrate them are very sophisticated.

Better Safe Than Sorry

That's why if you've received an e-mail message that sounds a little odd, it pays to do some thinking and research before you reply.

Check out these useful resources:

Still Unsure?

If you have questions about the nature of an e-mail you've received, contact the IT User Advocate at itua@umich.edu. The User Advocate can also assist with e-mail of a harassing nature, or any other case of abuse of computing resources.