» Phishing Fraud

Universities nationwide have noticed an increase in successful email - based phishing attacks which are designed to solicit your login and password information.

A "Staff Training Program to Guard Against Phishing Emails" was announced by the Human Resources Office on 5/22/2017.

  • The training consists of video modules and simulated phishing emails.
  • The goal of the program is to help our users better protect Chapman University's sensitive information and their own.
  • If you clicked on a phishing email and you have been redirected to this page,you will be enrolled in an online training.
  • For any questions, email infosec@chapman.edu

What is Phishing Fraud?

  • "Phishing" is a kind of email fraud perpetrated over email. It is a type of identity theft.
  • The goal of a phishing is to trick you into giving out your email/network login name and password.
  • Phishers who get your email login name and password will send out hundreds of thousands of spam messages as you, ruining your reputation.
  • Phishing emails can be very persuasive and try very hard to look official.
  • Phishing emails can be personalized.  They can say they come from Chapman University, and even be addressed to you by name.
Remember These Rules:
  • Chapman University will NEVER ask for your password.
  • Chapman University will NEVER threaten to delete your account to make space.
  • Chapman University will NEVER ask you to prove that you are still an active user.
  • Do NOT respond to email messages which ask you to provide or verify your personal information.
  • Do NOT follow any directions contained in such messages.
  • Giving out your login name and password is a violation of the Chapman University Network Acceptable Use Policy.
What Should I Do If I Get A Phishing Attempt?

If you ever receive any suspicious email, forward it IMMEDIATELY to abuse@chapman.edu