Recognizing Phishing Attempts
A phishing website or message attempts to trick you into providing personal information by appearing to be from a legitimate source, such as a bank, social network, Google, etc. If you receive a suspicious message, do not provide the information requested. We've included some tips to help you recognize phishing and keep your accounts secure.
- Always use caution when clicking on links in emails.
- Hover over the link with your mouse to verify the URL is legitimate.
- Poor grammar, generic language, and emails sent to hidden addresses are all indicators of a phishing attempt.
- Being taken to a log on page when you are already signed in is a sign of a phishing attempt.
- If you receive a suspicious email, it is good practice to check with the sender by phone or separate email message to see if they did share a specific document with you.
- If at any time you feel you may have provided your information on a illegitimate website, please follow the instructions for resetting your network password.
Please report these emails as a phishing attempt to Google. More information about phishing as well as instructions to report phishing can be found on Google’s About Phishing support page.