Don't Get Phished
Every day phishing scammers try to hijack the NC State community’s Unity accounts and use them for their own schemes.
They do this by sending urgent phishing messages that try to trick you into providing personal information (usually a Unity password) or clicking on a link. This message might even:Mention NC State by name
- Address you by first and last name.
- Mention NC State by name
- Contain “NCSU” in the return address
- Claim to be from IT technical staff
- Contain NC State logos
- Include a university Website link
To keep from being phished, always be suspicious. NEVER reply to ANY request for your Unity password. NC State IT staff NEVER need this and won’t ever ask for it.
Replying to a phishing email can temporarily shut down your NC State email account. Far worse, your identity can be stolen. Our anti-spam system catches only about 90% of phishing emails, so you can expect to receive about one per semester. If you do, forward it to email@example.com. Try to include the reply-to address or email headers so that we can block the sender.
If you believe you have replied to a phishing scam, wish to verify an email, or have any questions or comments, immediately contact the NC State Help Desk (515-HELP) or firstname.lastname@example.org.NC State Help Desk (515-HELP) or email@example.com.