Find the information you need to protect yourself against phishing attempts. Learn to recognize an attempt and find out what steps you should take if you receive a phishing attempt or give your personal information to a phisher.
Operating System: All
Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and volunteers
Last Updated: September 9, 2016
A phishing attempt is a fraudulent email, text message or phone call designed to fool you into giving out your Personally Identifiable Information (PII). These messages are sometimes successful because the message appears to come from a trusted source, such as your bank or UB.