“Phishing” (pronounced “fishing”) is a sophisticated identity theft tactic in which an illegitimate website is created to trick a person into entering information such as: username, email, password, pin code, etc. This information is then used to compromise and exploit a person’s accounts.
Phishing websites can be simple or elaborate. Some go to great lengths to masquerade as a legitimate site, even copying official images and interactive elements. This website is a gallery of some of the sites which have been used to target UNCG students, faculty and staff.
You can also view recommendations for protecting yourself against phishing attacks.