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Phish Bowl: Fraudulent email examples


Warning: Do not explore links or email addresses in example phish shown here. These are real life examples.

Keep Cornell alert! Report suspected phishes to security-services@cornell .edu. Be sure to include the entire text of the message and e-mail headers.

These are some examples of phishing emails seen on campus. Do NOT assume a suspect email is safe, just because it is not listed here. There are many variants of each, and new ones are being sent out each day. When in doubt, consult with your IT support staff or the IT Service Desk.

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What is Phishing?

An email or web site "phish" tries to trick you into sharing private information. Avoid having your password stolen, your email account hijacked to send spam, and other negative consequences by learning How to Guard Against Internet Fraud.