Be on the lookout for emails asking you to validate your SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account credentials. These are part of a new phishing scam and SAW administrators will never send you an email asking for validation of account details.

Here are tips to help you spot a phishing email.

If you’ve identified an email as a phishing scam, follow these steps.

  1. Be cautious of the sender: Anyone can pretend to be anyone in emails and on the internet. Email from an important-looking sender could actually be a trick.

  2. Don’t open, don't click: Don’t open emails from unknown senders, and don’t click on unknown links. No legitimate company or entity would direct you to click on attachments or links for critical information.

  3. Delete! Delete the emails and empty your deleted items.

  4. Notify DES IT Support 4U: If you receive any unusual emails or attachments, or come across unusual online activity, contact DES IT Support 4U, 360-407-2244.