Phishing Emails

Phishing Emails

Western students have been targeted by phishing attempts to retrieve student ID, passwords and other sensitive personal information.  An example of a recent phishing attempt is below:


Note that Student Financial Services does not issue refunds that require you to login to accept.  Refunds are generated by student request, or students will receive advance notification that a refund will be processed on a given date.  Your account balance can be confirmed by logging into Student Center.

If you have a concern regarding the legitimacy of an email regarding your finances at Western, email  All phishing emails should be deleted immediately.

Be cybersmart and learn to recognize phishing attempts.  For more information, visit