If you have received an email with the subject of <UPS Delivery Notification, Tracking Number….>, please do not open the attachment.  The attachment will download a program that will attempt to infect your computer. Do not reply to the email and do not provide your Carleton email and account information.

This is a phishing email and should be deleted immediately.  If you have already responded to this email, please change your password immediately.

How can you tell if an email is a phishing attempt?

  • the sender is not familiar to you
  • there is a call for immediate action – “download this now” or “confirm you email identity now” or “click on the link below”
  • there are spelling or grammatical errors in the email

How you can reduce Spam?

  • Do not open an email that looks like Spam.
    Just delete it.  Simply opening the message can send a read receipt message back to the spammer confirming that your e-mail account is active.
  • Do not reply to a Spam message.
    Spammers will regard this as a ‘hit’ and your e-mail account will be confirmed as active.
  • Do not make your e-mail address available on web pages.
    Use an alternate e-mail address when using Usenet newsgroups. Spammers use harvesting software that surfs the Internet to glean e-mail addresses from web sites and newsgroups. An alternate e-mail address will protect your Carleton e-mail address and help reduce the amount of spam received at Carleton. Free e-mail services are readily available from many sources.
  • Guard your e-mail address carefully.
    Do not give your e-mail address to web sites unless you are sure what they are going to do with it. Read any terms of use and privacy statements. Many greeting card and joke-of-the-day websites gather e-mail addresses for spam use. Never subscribe your friends to a web site as you may be giving their address to a spammer.