Phishing (pronounced "fishing") is when a hacker attempts to obtain a person's confidential information through deceptive methods. In the past, phishing emails have been sent to internal Salvation Army email addresses.
- Email from The Salvation Army Information Technology Department (IT) will always adhere to the following:
- Communication will be send from an internal Salvation Army email address.
- Emails will never request any personal information (e.g., user ID, password).
Note: If an IT agent requests your password, do not provide this information.
- If you feel you have fallen victim to a phishing scam, contact IT immediately.
- If a co-worker falls victim to a phishing scam, direct them to contact IT immediately.
Note: For additional information concerning phishing scams, reference "Recognizing the more obvious phishing attempts by spammers" by John Pyrc.