As we see yet another version of the “Send me your available text number” type phishing scam making the rounds, one of the most effective things you can do is this:

If the spam is pretty obvious, especially if you’ve seen a variant of it before, directly report it as phishing to Gmail as soon as you see it. The more Gmail sees people reporting it as phish, the internal filters will end up reflagging that email and move it to the spam folder. If you are already doing this, excellent job!

OIT has some instructions on how to do this:

On the other hand, if you are unsure about whether it is a phishing email, definitely let us know so we can take a look. As always, be skeptical of emails that ask you to provide personal information, ask you to click on links that require you to provide login/password information, suspicious attachments and links, and other telltale signs of phishing scams.