Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Fellow Deacs have recently reported receiving phishing emails offering internship opportunities for employment. Additionally, these phishing emails have reached a select portion of Wake Forest affiliated education programs, and even appear to come from a email address. 

Scammers know the campus community could be particularly vulnerable as we begin the new academic year. We must stay extra vigilant in protecting ourselves and our personal information.

Do not become a phishing victim: 

  • Verify the email address of the sender.
  • Never provide your personal information in response to emails. 
  • Never send money for an employment opportunity or to join an honor society, including in the form of gift cards.
  • View your Wake Forest email in the Gmail web interface or Gmail app on your mobile device to leverage warning banners across suspicious messages. 
  • If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you can’t tell if an email is suspicious or not, err on the side of caution. Don’t engage with the email or click on any links. 
  • Forward the email to

Want to learn more about phishing emails and how to protect yourself?

For questions concerning phishing attempts, campus should contact the Information Security team at