Recognizing Spoofed E-mail

Summary

Spoofing is a malicious practice in which communication is sent from an unknown source disguised as a source known to the receiver. Spoofing can be disguised as legitimate interactions from Bellevue College (BC) staff and often encourage recipients to participate in financial transactions and/or to share personal information.

To help verify the identity of a communication you receive, please click Reply and click on the contact in the 'To' field to expand the contact information and verify the email address in addition to the display name. In some cases, you may notice the email address as part of the message thread when you Reply as well. See below for examples:

Outlook screenshot in the 'From' field showing a display name and an email address

If any part of communication looks suspicious, please forward the email to servicedesk@bellevuecollege.edu with your concerns.

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Article ID: 69924
Created
Wed 1/9/19 12:50 PM
Modified
Wed 1/9/19 1:02 PM