Email phishing and spam

Spam is unsolicited bulk junk emails which use up valuable space and time.

Phishing emails are potentially harmful exposing our system to viruses and other damaging applications. You are requested to delete these messages.

Here are some suggestions on recognising and managing spam and phishing emails:

  • If you don't recognise the sender or the subject looks suspicious, delete the message without opening it.
  • Never open attachments links in messages from strangers, or even suspicious-looking messages from people that you know.
  • Never reply to spam messages or attempt to contact the sender.
  • Be careful who you give your email address to.
  • Never confirm details like account numbers or passwords.
  • If you believe the email may be genuine, contact the institution by phone and confirm its validity.

If you receive suspect emails from a particular address, forward a copy to abuse@det.nsw.edu.au to help improve filtering.

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