- Forward suspicious Sallie Mae emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forward the entire email and any attachments to us, not just the text in the body. This will help us better trace the email and determine whether it's legitimate.
Concerned about a suspicious email regarding your account with us? Report it to email@example.com.
What is phishing?
Phishing is an Internet scam where criminals try to trick you into divulging sensitive personal information, such as user names, passwords, PINs, or Social Security numbers. Phishing begins as unsolicited emails — or spam — that seem to be from a legitimate company. The emails impersonate the company's look, name, logo, and URL. The emails often use threatening language — such as saying your account will be closed if you do not respond — and "require" that you provide sensitive personal information.
What other damage can phishing do?
Some phishers have been known to send out emails linking to websites rigged to install viruses or Trojan horses on your computer. Such malicious software could take over your computer or record all the sites you visit along with your login information.