Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Almanac Vol. 55, No. 2
No Email from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password
Fraud Artists Working Now to Convince You Otherwise
In recent weeks, we have witnessed an increasingly sophisticated set of email messages that look very similar to legitimate messages from some Penn programs. The key difference is that the fraudulent emails ask you for your username, password, and other information.
Make no mistake -- Penn as a University, and Schools and Centers at Penn, will never ask you for your username and password via email.
A list of fraudulent phishing e-mails seen at Penn is available at www.upenn.edu/computing/security/phish.
If you have any doubt about whether an email request is legitimate, do not respond to the email -- instead contact your Local Support Provider.