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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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Notification From Cornell University Webmail Maintenance Unit October 5, 2012
business proposal September 20, 2012
Urgent:Upgrade your account September 20, 2012
RE September 20, 2012
Your friend sent you an e-card. September 19, 2012
Helpdesk Mail Box Warning!!! September 18, 2012
ADP Invoice Reminder September 18, 2012
Quarantine Digest September 18, 2012
Report of tax transfer decline September 17, 2012
Notification! September 17, 2012
Apple: Account Temporarily Locked September 13, 2012
FW: Chase Bank - Online System Upgrade September 7, 2012
Pay your Fedex invoice online September 6, 2012
WEBMAIL ADMIN*Quota Limit Exceeded September 5, 2012
Your account has been temporarily limited. ID K5008204 September 1, 2012
New e-card for you. August 31, 2012
for {your_name} August 29, 2012
Intuit/Quickbooks August 28, 2012
Your Apple ID password has been reset August 22, 2012


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