Scam/phishing emails – be careful with your network

There has recently been an increase in ‘phishing’ emails sent to University email accounts. These emails simulate formal University emails and attempt to deceive you into revealing your University username and password.

Some of the more recent examples include emails notifying you that your mailbox is full and inviting you to click on a link (to type in your password) to increase your storage limit, and emails pertaining to be from the Webmail Team threatening to deactivate your account if you do not respond with your account details.

Information Services will never ask you for your network password. You should never disclose your network password to anyone, including filling in online forms or sending information in an email. If you think you may have done this in error, please contact the Information Centre as soon as possible.

Information Centre
infocentre@stir.ac.uk

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