Anti-phishing guide

In the IT sector phishing (regarding sensitive information) is an illegal activity to access personal or confidential information aimed at the ID theft  by sending an email message, from authoritative and real senders and plausible contents, inviting the recipient(s) to access fake websites which imitate the graphic design of the official websites, to obtain information like the password to access online services or the bank account, or the credit card number: data inserted in the ID page are recorded in the archives of the fraudsterfor illegal purposes.

Scam is a less known term indicating an attempted fraud by sending an email message in which significant money gains in exchange for money amount to be paid in advance. Scam may refer to an attempt of theft of sensitive data by fraudsters, like the password to improperly deduct or transfer money amounts from online bank accounts.

Watch the Antiphishing DSISTI Guide

In order to avoid this kind of frauds, UniTrento users are required to keep in mind that:


Are you able to recognize a phishing attack attempt? 

Formal elements to consider when checking the reliability of an email message are:

Other elements regard the general knowledge and common sense (is it really possible that someone distributes money as a gift to unknown people?).  If you suspect that the email may be a phishing attempt, it is imperative that you do not click on the links and that you ask for information to an ICT contact person.


Archive of phishing cases