If you receive a questionable e-mail do NOT reply. The best thing to do is DELETE it. Microsoft provides information on how to identify phishing e-mail and links. In addition there are a number of Web sites that provide information on current spam, hoaxes and viruses on the internet.
First visit the Office of Information Security Services Facebook page. Reported scams that are Ball State specific will be posted.
You can find a great deal of information through the following sites.
For more information on dealing with spam visit the Federal Trade Commission's Facts for Consumers.