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Recognize, Report and Avoid Phishing Scams
Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day—and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $30 million to phishing schemes in one year. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.
- How do I report phishing?
- What if I believe if I responded to a phishing message or link?
- Contact the Rice OIT Help Desk at 713-348-4357 or open a Help Desk Ticket
- How do I obtain mail headers?
- Report an IT Security Incident
Below are some topics taken from the Federal Trade Commission:
- How to Recognize Phishing
- Four Steps to Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks
- How to Report Phishing
- See Report Phishing at Rice section