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YOU can help shut down email scams and phishing attempts!

  • Open a suspicious email in Google without clicking any links.

  • In the upper right corner, select the dropdown arrow and select "Show Original". (See example to the right.)

  • Copy all of the text you see (which is a lot longer than the illustration to the right). Paste it into a Word document. Save it.

  • Attach the Word document to a ticket on

We will block the sender, block the link location, report the issue to Google, and you will have helped avert many more problems for other people.

One More Step: Mark it Spam!

You can mark the email as spam by clicking the box by the email in your Inbox   and then clicking on the exclamation point icon above the Inbox.  This will alert Google to be on the lookout for this suspicious email so their servers can block it, too.

We HIGHLY recommend that you enact 2-step authentication on your email account, so that if your email password is discovered, your account has a second layer of protection. For more on this, go to this how-to page from Google. (Click the logo below.)

Do you have more questions?

You may contact IT Services Help Desk at 467-8111 or create a ticket on

Thanks for always using caution when you suspect phishing attempts.