An attempt to use email to trick you into revealing personal information is called phishing. Phishing is one way criminals gather information for identity theft. Despite our campus spam filter catching many such phishing attempts, members of the Furman community continue to report receiving messages asking them to reveal their ID and password. Such messages are NOT from Furman’s Information Technology Services department, and are not legitimate. IT Services staff will never send an email asking for your password, and you should never send a password via email.

If you have a question about whether an email is legitimate, please contact the IT Service Center for assistance.

phone: (864) 294-3277
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