Phish Bowl


-Welcome to the Phish Bowl

If you receive a suspicious email, check the list below to verify if it is a current phishing scam caught at SHSU. 

If the email is listed, it has been taken care of by our IT@Sam Security Team and all you need to do is delete the email.  

You don't see the email on this list? Contact the IT@Sam Service Desk and report it immediately to

10/17/2019 PT Personal/Administrative Assistant !!! Phishing email telling you to "Click Here" to find out more about a job opportunity
10/17/2019 Sam Houston State University Career Services Job (Virtual Personal Assistant) Scam email trying to get you to reply to email for a personal assistant opportunity
10/15/2019 Urgent student and staffs Account Update !!! Phishing email trying to get you to "click here" to confirm your account is still active. 
10/5/2019 Action Required !!! Phishing email that advertises an employment opportunity.
10/5/2019 Action Required !!! Phishing email trying to get you to click a Sam Houston State University link to update your SHSU account and avoid deactivation
9/26/2019 Fw: Sam Houston State University of Criminal Justice Re-Evaluated and Up to Date Responsible Use of Technology Resources For All Employees Phishing email with a letter "from" Dr. Hoyt containing a PDF that requests your login credentials
9/17/2019 Phishing email telling you to "click here" for a grant opportunity. 

Part-time/Job Opportunity!!!

Phishing email telling you to click a link for a SHSU job opportunity. 


Phishing email asking for your SHSU credential after you click "Verify Email."

Signed Contracts Review

Phishing email asking for your SHSU credentials after you click "Preview"

Pet Care Opening

Scam email offering a seemingly legitimate job but would use you as a money mule.

Notifications|undeliverable to your inbox

Scam email asking you to approve or deny emails to be sent. 
7/16/2019 Sextortion scam email try to extort you for money by claiming they have embarrassing sexual information about you through your computer.

Pet Sitter Needed:

Scam email offering a seemingly legitimate job but would use you as a money mule.

Your account is being locked.

Phishing email encouraging your to click a link and enter your user information for your Office 365 account.
6/28/2019 Phishing emails encouraging you to download and listen to a voice message

Phishing email from various SHSU accounts, asking you to click  a link for a job opportunity

Phishing email from an SHSU account, asking you to click a link to view a June class update
2/07/2019 Subject: State Various SHSU Subjects Phishing email about seemingly official SHSU subjects 
10/15/2018 Subject: FW:[ATTENTION REQUIRED]  Phishing email claiming to be from Dr. Hoyt, requesting SHSU login information

Remember, if the email is not on this list, do not assume it is safe. Be sure not to click any links or attachments prior to deleting phishing emails. It is always better to "Stop. Think. Protect." than to assume and click. 

NOTE: We have worked to remove malicious content from these emails, but recommend that you do not explore any links or email addresses contained within these examples.

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