Do not respond to bogus request
May 7, 2013Tweet
An e-mail has been received by a number of campus faculty and staff claiming to be from the Binghamton University Email Service Team, asking recipients to click on a URL to upgrade their accounts. This is a phishing scam and recipients should delete the message without replying or clicking on the link. Phishing scams such as this one can allow unscrupulous persons to gain access to personal or computer account information and launch spam or hacking attacks on others in the Internet community. The account owner is usually not aware of this improper use. If you have doubts about requests to send sensitive information via e-mail or web page, don not reply! Consult the University policy on Internet privacy for details or contact the Help Desk at 777-6420 if you have specific questions.