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Phishing Scams at Boise State

Boise State has received several reports of phishing emails and social engineering attacks in recent weeks, and several of these phishing campaigns are emails appearing to come from Interim President Martin Schimpf.

Phishing or social engineering emails are used to engage and trick the recipient into disclosing secret or sensitive information such as passwords, Social Security numbers or usernames.

If you receive a message asking for your Boise State username, password or other secure information, do not reply, do not click any links and do not provide any personal information.

If you receive a phishing email from what appears to be a Boise State University email address, please report it to the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 or

Quick Tips to Spot Phishing Emails

  • Verify the email source
  • Look for typos and errors
  • Check links before clicking

As a reminder, the university will never ask for your Boise State password, username or personal information in an email.