PHISHING SCAM TARGETING STUDENTS - JANUARY 2020

Alert Date: 
01/09/2020
Alert Status: 
Current
Message: 

It has come to our attention that phishing emails are circulating targeting Penn State students. A phishing email appears to be a legitimate email from Penn State that scams the email recipient to surrender their login credentials and/or private information.

Please beware of any emails requesting that you click on a link to provide your login information. Phishing scams can have serious financial consequences if you surrender your login credentials. As a reminder: Penn State will NEVER ask you for your password, social security number, or other sensitive information via email.

Please see a sample of  the phishing attempt at: https://security.psu.edu/2019/12/30/important-notification/

For more information please visit the Penn State’s Office of Information Security at: https://security.psu.edu/phishing/

Sincerely,

Office of the Bursar

www.bursar.psu.edu