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

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PHISHING: Marist Completed: Action required

Why this looks valid

  • The email may appear to come from a Marist College colleague
  • The email uses the same email format and language as a legitimate Docusign notification
  • Requests to e-sign documents is very common
  • The message is personalized for the recipient
  • There is a disclaimer at the bottom of the message

Why this is phishing

  • The QR code link does not go to a Marist College website or service
  • Legitimate e-signature platforms do not ask the user to scan a QR code
  • Most of the email message is a digital image, as opposed to text

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you scanned the QR code and filled in your personal information, please contact the Help Desk immediately at x4357 (HELP) or .
  • Beware of QR codes:  QR Codes embedded in phishing emails are become more popular as a way to evade email threat detection and bypass standard Cybersecurity tools that are used on most desktops and laptops. See our recent post about quishing to find out more!
  • 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.