How to Spot a Phishing Attempt

Phishing emails are targeted attacks that take advantage your personal information.  These emails pose a unique threat, as their high level of customization can lead them past even the best technical controls.  By taking a proactive stance, we hope you’ll learn to spot and report potentially dangerous emails so we can keep our university safer.

Phishing Schemes...

  • Ask for confidential personal information or credentials
  • Often threaten immediate penalties for not following their instructions
  • Often ask you to reply to an address that isn't associated with SJSU 
  • Provides a link that appears to be a SJSU link, but connects to a different website when it opens in your browser