Email Scam/Phishing Tips

With the increasing  number of email scams making their way into our inboxes, the WPS IT department would like to provide you some tips and tricks to help identify and report these scam attempts.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an attempt to trick an unknowing person into providing sensitive information such as a password, personal. or financial information. These scams are sometimes targeted toward individuals who may have access to

How can I tell the difference between a legitimate email and a phishing scam?

Some phishing scams have been traditionally difficult to identify if you aren't already looking for them. Scammers can "spoof", or pretend to be, another person by utilizing tools to show their email address in the sender area of an email. Luckily, our IT team has put safeguards in place to help identify these sorts of situations. Here is how you can identify them!

I received a phishing email. What do I do with it?

The safest thing to do is not respond. GMail has a feature in place which allows you to report phishing attempts to the IT team directly. Simply select the 3 vertical dots to the right of the email message and choose Report Phishing. Our techs will follow steps to notify everyone accordingly.