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PHISHING: Employment Assistance Program

Why this looks valid

  • The email appears to be from Marist College
  • Employee Assistance Program portals are services often offered by Human Resources departments

Why this is phishing

  • The from address is not a email
  • The orange EXTERNAL EMAIL banner shows that it came from off-campus
  • There is no branding or other indicators that this is a valid email
  • The link goes to a form that is not hosted at Marist or on any approved collaboration services such as Microsoft Office Forms
  • All Marist employee services are available on the My Marist HR tab

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you clicked on the link and filled in your Marist credentials, please contact the Help Desk immediately at x4357 (HELP) or (please note that just clicking on the website is not harmful and poses no risk to your computer or information).
  • Spelling and grammatical errors are good indicators of malicious emails.
  • Remember:  always check the link.  You can hover over the link in the email to ensure that it goes to the service referenced in the email. On a mobile device, you can tap and hold the link to preview the page and see the website location.
  • Report this message to Microsoft. In Outlook on the Web, click the Junk menu, and select Phishing.
  • We've seen this one before! Check the phishing post from May 1, 2023.
  • A little paranoia goes a long way! Be suspicious of any email messages similar to this one.