Be aware of a new scam involving DocuSign requests

The Information Security Office has received reports that some Miami staff have received a new phishing message through the DocuSign application.

A woman typing on a laptop keyboard with a pad of paper and a cell phone sittig next to the computer on a deskAn email notes that there is a document available for review, and there is a box in the email that includes a “Review Document” button. If you receive this or a similar email, and you are not expecting a document to review, please be extremely cautious before responding or clicking on any links within. If it is possible to do so, you may want to reach out to the sender independently of the message to ask about the email's legitimacy.

Please just delete the message. This is a somewhat common phishing practice to try to get recipients to respond to a message with personal data, build a relationship with the contact, and then request personal data like Unique IDs, social security numbers, etc. 

If you receive a message that you suspect to be a phishing message, please forward it to This allows the information security team to block sites that may be associated with phishing attacks. If you ever feel you may have responded to a fraudulent message or clicked a link in one, please contact IT Help immediately at 513-529-7900.

For more tips about remaining secure online and at Miami, visit the Security Corner.