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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.
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Notification January 14, 2020
Approval Notice January 14, 2020
Action Required January 9, 2020
Available Position January 8, 2020
IT/HELPDESK December 20, 2019 cancellation request on Thursday, December 19, 2019 December 19, 2019
[full name of recipient] December 18, 2019
QUICK NOTICE. December 18, 2019
Self Service [or IT@Cornell Self Service] December 17, 2019
strike action December 6, 2019
Emergency November 27, 2019
Attn: Memo From The HR Department November 21, 2019
Urgent November 16, 2019
IT ALERT: PASSWORD Friday, November 15, 2019. November 15, 2019
PT Personal/ Administrative Assistant !!! November 15, 2019
Cornell University Policy - Final Reminder! November 15, 2019
Cornell University Policy - Final Reminder! November 15, 2019
Urgent student and staffs Account Update !!! November 14, 2019
Cornell University Policy Update!!! November 13, 2019
Password expiration notice November 12, 2019


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