Warning- Text-Sms Phishing

Some members of the Nipissing University community have reported that they have received phishing scams as text messages. Please exercise the same caution you would with your email when you receive texts with links claiming to be from banks or other service providers. When in doubt, contact the organization using trusted contact information from the official source to verify the message is legitimate.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.