Information Security

Spam and Phishing Scams

Remember, Chico State will NEVER ask you for your password via email! 


If you do accidentally send your CSU, Chico User Name and Password via email, immediately change your password using CSU, Chico Account Tools or call the ITSS Help Desk at (530) 898-HELP (4357) so they can take action to prevent problems.

What is Phishing?

Phishing scams are attempts by hackers and cybercriminals to steal personal information or hijack computing resources for nefarious purposes.

The most common (and most successful) phishing scams are emails that appear to come from a legitimate source (for instance; CSU, Chico Technology Help Desk, your bank, eBay, PayPal) which contain a link that directs you to  equally legitimate-looking web pages

Watch this video to learn more about phishing scams!
How to Spot a Phishing Attempt
how to spot a phish