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Fellow students have recently reported receiving phishing emails offering post-graduation internship opportunities for employment or Honor Society membership. Some of these emails even appear to come from a email address. 

Scammers know we are particularly vulnerable as we celebrate the final days of the semester and prepare for commencement. 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?

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance, please contact the Information Security team at