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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. We worked to remove any malicious content within the messages, but 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.
Still not sure? See more ways to spot fraudulent emails.

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Cornell University Account Termination Notice February 23, 2018
URGENT SERVER WARNING!!! February 22, 2018
COMMUNITY NOTICE FEB- 2018 February 22, 2018
Action Required: Account Validation Notification February 21, 2018
Review Status February 16, 2018
DropBox File Received February 12, 2018
Dear Outlook User February 8, 2018
Email confirmation January 30, 2018
Cornell Information Technology service January 19, 2018
Ticket Number:5028747 January 16, 2018
Account Suspended! January 16, 2018
[UnivAdm] Cornell Alert January 10, 2018
Account Suspended! January 9, 2018
Cornell University Office 365 Web Access Help Desk January 8, 2018
Human Resources Department January 5, 2018
Mail Message January 2, 2018
You have a secure message December 26, 2017
[ITADMIN-L] request notification December 18, 2017
Security Alert December 18, 2017


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