Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited - usually undesired - bulk messages indiscriminately. Some spam is merely annoying, while other spam can result in a number of very bad outcomes for unsuspecting recipients.
Phishing is a term used to describe electronic fraud commonly carried out through malicious e-mail attempts to gather personal information. These types of e-mails appear to come from reliable sources like legitimate ISP Provider or your banking institution, and often contain urgent requests that require the recipient to provide personally identifiable information―passwords, credit card account numbers, and Social Security Numbers―by either replying to the e-mail directly, or by entering this information on a bogus Web site.
Never type your sensitive personal information, such as your Bergen email, network account, and password, into a phishing website. Bergen Community College IT Services will never ask for personally identifiable information.
If you believe receive an e-mail that you suspect is a phish or you have responded to a phishing email, change your password immediately and call the Service Desk 201-447-7109 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to report malicious email.
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