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Phish Bowl: Examples of NetID password phishing emails

Criminal Phishing

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

Report phishes targeting Cornell NetID passwords: Forward suspect emails, including all text and headers, to security-services@cornell .edu. *Slight variations of examples already shown here do not need to be reported.

Scrutinize any email claiming to be from a Cornell office that provides a link and requires you to log in with your NetID and password.

Learn how to read URLs in your email (tell if they are fake). When in doubt, consult with your IT support staff or the IT Service Desk.

*This list is not all inclusive—variations are common and equally risky.

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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.