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.


September 12, 2017

Several different phishing messages have been sent to Troy University e-mail addresses. Examples include subjects of Important Alert from Troy University Admin and IT service: Email address changed successfully. Similar messages may include varying subjects and content.

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

Screenshot of phishing message received in September 2017
Screenshot of phishing message received in September 2017

September 9, 2017

Several different phishing messages have been sent to Troy University e-mail addresses. Examples include subjects of Important Alert from Troy University Admin and HELP DESK NOTICE - Server Updates. Similar messages may include varying subjects and content.

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

Screenshot of phishing message received in September 2017
Screenshot of phishing message received in September 2017
Screenshot of phishing message received in September 2017

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