PHISHING EXAMPLE: Email Account Removal

May 6, 2022
Dear recipient We have received your cancellation request and you are no longer subscribed to If you did not request cancellation, kindly click below to reactivate your account.


May 6, 2022
Attention recipient , We have received your request to terminate your email account below, and the request will be concluded within 12hours from now.


February 15, 2022
Welcome Subscriber; Your Annual membership for NORTON 360 TOTAL PROTECTION has been renewed and updated successfully. The amount charged will be reflected within the next 24 to 48 hrs on your profile of account. Product Information: INVOICE NO. @ GGH1644259106OV ITEM NAME @ NORTON 360 TOTAL PROTECTION START DATE @ 2022 Feb 07 END DATE @ 1 year from START DATE GRAND TOTAL @ $240.42 USD PAYMENT METHOD @ Debit from account If you wish to not to continue subscription and claim a REFUND then please feel free to call our Billing Department as soon as possible. You can Reach us on : +1 – ( 803 ) – ( 598 ) – 4473 Regards, Billing Department SP

PHISHING EXAMPLE: English Dept. (Prof. Duncan) Job Offers

January 19, 2022
Using several different emails to send from and various subject lines, this attacker used the name of an actual Berkeley professor to send out a call for remote assistant work.


September 10, 2021
Dear Student, We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company Cisco Systems Inc® is currently running a student empowerment program. This program is to help devoted and hardworking students secure a part time job which does not deter them from doing any other, you just need a few hours to do this weekly and with an attractive weekly wages. KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.

Fake Cal Store on Instagram

January 19, 2022
Beware of fake Cal Stores on Instagram or other social media platforms.

Recognizing & Avoiding Job Scams

September 22, 2021
Are you on the lookout for flexible, part-time employment to help cover school expenses? If so, watch out for scams.

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and high unemployment rates, the pressure to find a job may create more pressure for you to find work quickly. UC Berkeley has received numerous reports of employment scams where the sender impersonates Berkeley professors, researchers, and/or university departments. Some scams are easy to spot but how do you know who to trust?

Start with these basic guidelines: Be skeptical. If a job...

Financial Phishing Attacks

October 11, 2021
Watch out for financial "spear phishing" emails.

These may look like they come from a supervisor or manager and request that you send funds, transfer money, provide banking information, buy gift cards, or provide something of value to the sender.

Spear phishing attacks have increased dramatically over the past few years as scammers get more sophisticated. UC employees have been targeted on multiple occasions. Scammers send realistic looking...

Fight the Phish

Fight the Phish Sticker'Fight the Phish' is a phishing awareness campaign designed by the Information Security Office to keep our community safe. We've created materials to help you identify, report, and avoid these types of attacks....

Fight the Phish Marketing Materials

Fight the Phish Sticker

We encourage the UC Berkeley community to take an active role in protecting themselves against phishing attacks.

We've created the 'Fight the Phish' campaign with the below materials to educate faculty, staff, and students on how to recognize and report phishing attacks. These...