Phishing E-mail Messages

The following are examples of phishing attempts received by Troy University students and employees. Visitors may learn more about phishing on our Security page.


February 28, 2017

The email message below with the subject “Brochure Review Request” is an attempt to compromise or infect your TROY accounts and devices.

If you responded to the message, opened the attachment, or if you clicked the link and provided any data please place a helpdesk ticket immediately at http://helpdesk.troy.edu.

Screenshot of phishing message received on February 28, 2017

February 22, 2017

The email message below with the subject “IT Support Team” suggest that Troy University IT requires verification of email accounts and resetting of passwords.

Troy University IT does not request credentials or password resets via the mechanisms offered in the phishing attempts.

If you responded to the message, or if you clicked the link and provided any data. Please place a helpdesk ticket immediately at http://helpdesk.troy.edu.

Screenshot of phishing message received on February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

The email message below with the subject “Email Deactivation” suggest that Troy University IT requires verification of email accounts and resetting of passwords. This email had a PDF attachment with an dishonest link to a phishing site.

Troy University IT does not request credentials or password resets via the mechanisms offered in the phishing attempts.

If you responded to the message, opened the attachment, or if you clicked the link and provided any data. Please place a helpdesk ticket immediately at http://helpdesk.troy.edu.

Screenshot of phishing message received on February 13, 2017

December 7, 2016

Screenshot of phishing message received on December 7, 2016

December 4, 2016

Screenshot of phishing message received on December 4, 2016

December 2, 2016

Screenshot of phishing message received on December 2, 2016

November 16, 2016

Phishing message received November 16, 2016

November 11, 2016

Phishing message received November 11, 2016

October 3, 2016

Phishing message received October 3, 2016