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Phish Bowl

Use this list to see some phishing (fake) emails that have been spotted at Cornell.

Below you'll find some examples of phishing email seen on campus. The IT Security Office worked to remove any malicious content within the messages, but they recommend against interacting with any links or email addresses in the examples. If you get a suspicious email but don't see it listed here, DO NOT assume it is safe. There are many variants of every phish, and new ones are sent each day. When in doubt, consult with your IT support staff or the IT Service Desk. You may also want to check the list of Verified Cornell Communications.

Report suspected phishing attempts to the IT Security Office. Forward the entire text of the message and email headers to

Warning: Do not explore the links or email addresses in the phishing emails listed here. We work to sanitize these examples, but please do not investigate them further on your own.
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Attn: Web/E-mail Account Holder, April 20, 2014
2014 Cornell University Adminstrator Update April 19, 2014
Web/E-mail Account Holder, April 15, 2014
Important Notification April 8, 2014
important profile update March 26, 2014
IT Helpdesk (Urgent) March 14, 2014
The documents March 13, 2014
Help Desk March 11, 2014
Important Notification March 11, 2014
low storage space March 10, 2014
Faculty and staff email Notification February 21, 2014
Secure Account Notification February 20, 2014
Web!User February 19, 2014
Apple Customer Alert! February 18, 2014
Important Notification February 17, 2014
Blackboard Course Form-515 - UPDATE February 11, 2014
Account Notice February 10, 2014
Microsoft Account Notice February 10, 2014
(No Subject) February 9, 2014
Your online account is locked February 6, 2014


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