An image of a letter being caught by a fishing pole with the text "Gone Phishing"

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Phishing: account status settings


Why this looks valid

  • The email may appear to be from the Marist College Help Desk
  • The message may be addressed directly to the recipient
  • The website in the message appears to be the Marist College IT Help Desk website
  • The message contains small details to make it look more valid, such as Marist banners and logos
  • Privacy Policy update notifications are very common

Why this is phishing

  • The link does not go to the Marist IT webiste, any other Marist website, or a college service
  • The website has no Marist College branding and does not look like normal login services
  • Awkward sentence construction and typos are good indicators of malicious emails

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you clicked on the link and filled in your credentials, please contact the Help Desk immediately at x4357 (HELP) or
  • Remember:  always check the link.  You can hover over the link in the email to ensure that it going to a Marist College service.
  • Report this message to Microsoft. In Outlook on the Web, click the Junk menu, and select Phishing.
  • A little paranoia goes a long way! Be suspicious of any email messages similar to this one.