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June 2, 2015

Protect Your UW Email: Forward Phishing Spam Message as an Attachment

Phishing Scam warning

When you get an email that you think may be a spam/phishing message—such as one purporting to be from a bank asking you to “click a link” to validate your personal information—don’t. Instead, forward the message as an attachment to reportedspam@cac.washington.edu, which sends it to UW-IT and to the UW’s anti-virus vendor Sophos to improve their filtering capability. UW Medicine users can also cc uwmed-abuse@uw.edu. Read more about what you can do to protect your UW Email.