Q: What should I do if I'm the victim of a "phishing" attempt?
A: "Phishing" is an Internet scam utilizing e-mails which urgently request personal information under the guise of updating or confirming existing information, typically from a bank or other service provider. Designed to look like official correspondence, the e-mails actually transmit your data to hackers and can compromise your identity.
The most important rule to remember is that you should never respond to unsolicited requests for any kind of personal information via e-mail. If you receive a "phishing" e-mail, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Further information about "phishing" scams and tips for protecting your personal information can be found at http://security.uwm.edu.