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Every so often Canisius faculty, staff, or students get emails that look like they’re from somebody familiar: a coworker or fellow student. But they may in fact be efforts by scammers to collect sensitive data or install malware on our devices. Here’s a short video with tips for avoiding email scams:

If you have any questions, or are even a little suspicious about an email you received from someone here at Canisius, give them or their office a call before clicking links within the email.

Or email them separately (not a reply) at their known email address.

And if you believe an email might be a scam message, send it along to, so ITS may investigate it. The extra time is well worth it, to ensure you or others don’t fall victim to a scam!

For more great advice on avoiding scams, phishing, and malware on the internet, check out this Dome post by the Director of User Services, ITS.