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

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Phishing: Password Notification


Why this looks valid

  • This email appears to come from a known user, or from the Marist College IT Help Desk
  • The message includes Marist specific details
  • Office365 is a valid service used by the Marist community
  • The link in the email goes to a website that looks like a Marist login screen, including the background image

Why this is phishing

  • This email does not look like the standard notification sent by the Help Desk
  • The link at the top of the browser is not Marist College or any 3rd party affiliated website such as Office365

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you clicked on this link and filled in your credentials, please contact the Help Desk immediately at x4357 (HELP) or
  • If you are suspicious about any email related to your Marist College account, feel free to contact the Help Desk to see if the message is valid.
  • 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 it as phishing to Microsoft. In the Outlook web interface, click the Junk drop-down menu, and click Phishing.  Every user who reports a malicious message helps Microsoft to recognize these types of messages in the future.
  • A little paranoia goes a long way! Be suspicious of any email messages similar to this one.