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PHISHING: Marist Team Important Review

Why this looks valid

  • The email appears to be from the Marist College Help Desk
  • The message may be addressed directly to the recipient
  • The message contains small details to make it look more valid, such as Microsoft logos, valid links to Microsoft policies, and a confidentiality notice

Why this is phishing

  • The QR code does not go to a Marist website or a college service
  • All Marist email accounts already require multi-factor authentication
  • Awkward sentence construction and typos are good indicators of malicious email

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you used the QR code and filled in your credentials, please contact the Help Desk immediately at x4357 (HELP) or
  • 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.