Email is often used as a first method of contact by criminals, often via fake email referred to as phishing. Spam can make email less useful by filling your inbox with ads. And scammers of all types use email to lure unsuspecting victims.
Reporting Email Abuse at UF
The University of Florida utilizes advanced email filters to block messages of a spam or phishing nature.
Occasionally, spam or phishing messages may not be correctly blocked by these filters. In these cases, please forward these example messages to the pertinent address below.Read More
Tips for Safe Email
- Be wary about clicking on links
- Files attached to e-mails and IMs: Be skeptical, be safe
Identity Theft and Scams
- College students are victimized by identity theft more than any other age group.
- People can protect their identity by limiting the amount of personal information they disclose and being aware of various scams.
This document is intended as a guide for University of Florida students and faculty to help them in dealing with unwanted spam. Others are welcome to use this document as a reference, but some particular comments may be specific to within the University of Florida.Read More