Phishing Prevention Tips
Recently there has been an increase in reports of phishing emails sent to students, using seemingly legitimate organization or business email addresses. Students should exercise caution for any emails received in their email Inbox.
1) Never TRUST alarming emails
Organizations or businesses do not request personal information or account details
via email. This includes your school, bank, and any company you had engaged with.
If you ever receive an email asking for any type of account information or
password reset which you didn’t request, immediately delete it and then contact
the organization to confirm that your account is OK.
2) Do not click on suspicious attachments or links
Hackers are getting creative to obtain personal information of their victims. Often
times, phishing emails are disguised as e-coupons or contain links to free giveaways to attract victims. If you received any emails with suspiciously too-good-to-be-true
offer such as free prizes or vouchers, please delete the email.
If you receive any suspicious emails in your NP Connect email, please write to Dora.ITCare@np.edu.sg for further investigation.
Simple Ways to Stay Safe on the Internet
• Be cautious when you click on any link in an email or
on an unfamiliar website. You might be directed to a
fake login page where your personal information could
be recorded and use for illegal purposes.
• Read reviews or Google for more information before
making any online purchases. Some e-commerce
websites could be online scams that target
• Be selective about friend request or file sharing
online. Identity thieves may create fake profiles or
send a malicious program in order to get information
• Be aware of posting private information on social
websites. It might give away hints like house address
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