Latest Phishing Attempt

There are emails that are being circulated, an example of which is below, that include a suspicious link. These are not legitimate emails.

If you receive an email like this, do not click on the link. If a phishing or spam email makes its way into your inbox, please forward it according to the directions at to improve the accuracy of GT's filters.
You can learn to recognize phishing emails. They frequently contain poor grammar and unusual wording. Sometimes they will use a legitimate-looking email address, but they don't always. In some cases, there is a mismatch between the name and the email address in the From field. However, these are not always present. The tell-tale sign is to check without clicking the links to see where they point to. Phishing emails want you to visit a site with an unusual URL that has nothing to do with the purported sender. In the example below, the links point to a site unrelated to the purported sender.


From: Library Services - Georgia Tech Library <REMOVED>
Date: Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:01 AM
Subject: Library Account

Dear Library User,

Your access to your library account is expiring soon due to inactivity. To
continue to have access to the library services, you must reactivate your
For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into
your web browser. A successful login will activate your account and you
will be redirected to your library profile.


If you are not able to login, please contact <REMOVED> at
<REMOVED> for immediate assistance.


Georgia Tech Library
Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
Tel:: (404) 894-4500