ITS warns: Avoid phishing - don't get hooked

With the busy season of shopping and travel upon us ITS reminds you that the University of Windsor will never send unsolicited requests for passwords or other personal information via email.  Messages requesting such information are fraudulent and should be deleted. Phishing is an attempt to collect such private information as user id, password, credit card, social insurance number and/or bank account details. These communications will often appear to be from a bank, online payment, E- ticket/airline or IT administrators requesting information or a confirmation of information. For more information on various types of phishing methods and other forms of online deception click here: