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Report a Phishing Attempt

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and volunteers

Last Updated: May 19, 2017

Reporting a phishing attempt will help UB to stop future attempts and help to keep you safe.

What do we need from you?

The Information Security Office needs you to forward the original message with the  email header information inserted at the top to help stop the phishing attempts on UB servers. To achieve this goal, follow the steps below.

  1. Follow the appropriate instructions below to first display the message headers.
    • Gmail: Click the down-arrow in the top-right corner of the message. Click the Show original link toward the bottom of the options box. The message will open in a separate window with the full message headers at the top.
    • Microsoft Outlook for Windows: Double-click the message to open it in a new window. Select the File tab, and then click Properties. The data is next to Internet headers.
    • Outlook Web App (OWA): Double-click the message to open it. Click the options icon (three dots near the top right), and then click View Message Details.
    • Outlook for Mac OS X: In your Inbox (or other folder), right-click or control-click the message, and then select View Source.
    • Thunderbird (Windows, Mac OS X): Click View, select Headers, and then choose All.
    • Mail (Mac OS X): With the message selected, from the View menu, select Message, and then select either All Headers or Long Headers.
  2. Select and copy the header information.
  3. Return to the email message.
  4. Click Forward and enter into the To: field.
  5. Paste the header information (obtained from above) into the top of the forwarded message.
  6. Click Send.

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