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The Phish Tank

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a scam where internet fraudsters send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal and financial information from unsuspecting victims.

We all have to work together and do our part to ensure we are keeping our information safe - Don't get hooked!



Report Suspicious Emails [Phishes] to the Information Security Office


With the ever-growing risks that are associated with Phishing emails, PBSC has instituted a quick and easy-to-use Phishing submission method for suspected Phishing attempts.  You will now be able to simply click the “Report Phishing” icon in the Outlook Toolbar.

Pushing this button will forward a copy of the email to the Information Security Office for review and mitigation, if necessary.  This will help the college to gain visibility into existing Phishing threats and enable us to respond accordingly.

 



Phishing Alerts

Should you receive an email you believe to be suspicious, please check below to see if it's a flagged email.

Subject Line: “Invitation - Video Interview with Palm Beach State College, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs (Palm Beach Gardens Campus)”

February 5, 2021: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email 

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: 01926784433-289_ListenAUDIO 13-01-2021

January 13, 2021: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email 

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


 

Subject Line: Settlement Offer Letter

April 16, 2020: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Memo From HR Department

March 12, 2020: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email 

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Re: Job & internship Fair Today! 3/20/18 PBSC Boca Raton

March 10, 2020: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email 

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Malicious Link Threat: Please Read

February 10, 2020: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing emails that attempts to infect the receiver’s workstations. The subject of the email is different and so is the body.

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you downloaded and opened the file after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Follow up

January 31, 2020: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email 

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Payroll Account Switch ...

April 5, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond - especially members of the Finance Department  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: New Voĩcemaiⱡ Received

April 5, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to acquire PBSC user credentials

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Missed a voice message from +1 603-192-2030

April 5, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to acquire PBSC user credentials

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond or click on the pdf attachment  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: MAR 03/2019 PAY

April 5, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond - Especially members of the Finance Department  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Direct Deposit

April 5, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Migrating

April 3, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts validate your PBSC email address

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond or continue to reply.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: RodNeshia Ingram invited you to join perfectlydifferentco

April 3, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to download adware to your computer PBSC user credentials

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.

Subject Line: You received a new VM

April 3, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to download malware to your computer

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Important

April 3, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address.

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond or continue to reply.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Are you available on campus

April 3, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address.

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond or click on the PDF.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Urgent Request

March 25, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address.

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond. |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Request!

Jan. 23, 2019: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address.

If you receive this email, please delete it. Do not respond or click on the PDF.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


 

Subject Line: Palmbeachstate Pending Mail Notification

Oct. 25, 2018: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to acquire PBSC user credentials.

If you receive this email, please delete it.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


 

Subject Line: Wire Remittance Ref:[Wire Ref 645281374] / MT103 / Customer Ref:[874DDS563]

Oct. 25, 2018: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to download malware to your computer using your PBSC user credentials.

If you receive this email, please delete it.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


 

Subject Line: I Report!!!

Oct. 18, 2018: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address.

If you receive this email, please delete it.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


 

Subject Line: Lead Gen Services

Oct. 18, 2018: PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to validate your PBSC email address.

If you receive this email, please delete it.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


Subject Line: Signed Agreement 23789-FS

PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to download malware to your computer using your PBSC user credentials.

If you receive this email, please delete it.  |  View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.

 


 

Subject Line: EmailAccountLockout

PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to download malware to your computer using your PBSC user credentials.

The subject of the email is “Account Locked Out: “Username” 05/06/2018 16:57:48

If you receive this email, please disregard this email is from the PBSC IT Department  |  View Email

 


Subject Line: Action Required: - One New eMessage

PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to download malware to your computer PBSC user credentials. 

The subject of the email is “Action Required:- One New eMessage“

If you receive this email, please do not respond to it or click on the pdf attachment. Delete it. | View Email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.


 

Subject Line: Maintenance Schedule

PBSC IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to acquire PBSC user credentials. 

The subject of the email is “Maintenance schedule”

If you receive this email, please do not respond to it or click on the pdf attachment. Delete it. | View email

If you entered your credentials after clicking the link in this email, please call the PBSC Service Desk at 561-868-3100 for immediate assistance.



What to look for

To avoid getting hooked while at work:


  • Be careful with links.  Hover your mouse over the link to see the true destination of where you would go if you clicked on it.
  • Be suspicious of emails addressed to “Dear Employee,” "Dear Customer," or another generic greeting. Ask yourself, am I expecting an email from this company?
  • Some scammers send an email that appears to be from a legitimate business and ask you to call a phone number to update your account or access a "refund." Because they use Voice over Internet Protocol technology , the area code you call does not reflect where the scammers really are. If you need to reach an organization, call the number given to you in paperwork or use their website.
  • Be wary of emails with spelling or grammar mistakes
  • Check the email addresses. If the sender's email address is someone’s personal account such as @gmail.com or @hotmail.com, this is a flag. Also, check the “TO” and “CC” fields. Is the email being sent to people you do not know or do not work with?
  • Don't email personal or financial information. Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you receive, regardless of who sent them.
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