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Are you on campus? (Pretexting)

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What is pretexting?

A form of social engineering where someone lies to get something they want. For example, someone pretends to be someone like your supervisor or the president of the university to get you to do something for them or give them something.

What does pre-texting look like?

  • The “Caution” message will not show up if this email is coming from a legitimate CWU email address

What should I do if I get a pretexting email?

  • Always reach out to the person through another form of communication to confirm the request.
  • Additionally, you can report phishing messages using the “Report Message” button in the Outlook client or Outlook web application. If need any additional information about how to use this tool please see our knowledge base article here:


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