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Solicitation Scams and Phishing Email

August 1, 2013

Scams, spam, and phishing emails may not ask directly for your credentials but instead try to get you to click a link that installs a tracking cookie on your computer, or worse, a bot that gathers or scrapes email addresses from your files to use as further spoofing addresses to send more spam.

You might even be solicited to pay a sum of money for a list of lucrative jobs or to join a commercial "honor society." These kinds of emails have one thing in common: they're scams to be avoided.

If you think you have been a victim of an email scam, report it (with the full header) to abuse@drexel.edu. You can also forward the email to spamreport@drexel.edu. For more information, including how to capture full email headers, visit How to Report SPAM.