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Phishing

While USF Information Technology does our best effort to prevent scams, there are many phishing e-mail messages sent to USF account holders stating problems with their accounts or upgrades in the system. Here are a few examples to stay aware.

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Phishing Example

Phishing Example 1

Dear Webmail Account User,

Because of the congestion webmail users, there will be closure of all routes Accounts. You must verify your email account by completing your log in information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 48 hours for security reasons.

*Username:
*Password
*Date of Birth
*Country or Territory

Phishing Example 2

Email Example

The link in the email example provided, if clicked on, will take you to an exact replica of the NetID login page. Please check the url link which should reflect: https://webauth.usf.edu. If the url does not reflect that link, do not enter your credentials.


If you have responded to a phishing scam and submitted your USF account information, contact the Information Help Desk immediately at 813-974-1222 or 1-866-974-1222 to speak with a technician to change your password.