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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 03/25/2013. This message is not from U-M. Do not respond, do not click on any link, and immediately delete it.

  • If you have already clicked on the link and entered any personal information—including your UMICH password--immediately change your password AND contact 4-HELP. An ITS Service Representative will check your account for any malicious activity that may already have been carried out by the sender of the phishing message.
  • If you have any concern that your e-mail account may be compromised, contact 4-HELP.

Text of 03/25/2013 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

There have been reports of many phishing attempts similar to the one below. Differences have been reported in Subject line and message text, but the appearance is consistent.  A screen shot of the phishing site is included below.

Date: Monday, March 25, 2013
Subject: University of Michigan,Information Technology Services.

U-M logo
This email is being sent to you because of violation security breach that was detected by our servers. Our server detected that one of the messages you received from a contact has already infected your webmail with a dangerous virus.

You can no longer be allowed to send messages or files to other users to prevent the spread of virus to other @umich.edu webmail users. Please follow the link below to perform maintenance work needed to improve the protection of the webmail for us to verify and have your account cleared against this virus.

Click Here [LINK REMOVED - click here for a screen shot of the phishing site]

WARNING!!! E-MAIL OWNERS who refuses to upgrade his or her account within 48hrs after notification of this update will permanently be deleted from our data base and can also lead to malfunctioning of the client or user's account and we will not be responsible for loosing your account.

Hoping to serve you better.

U-M logo

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
Phone: +1 (734) 764-1817

This is an Administrative Message from infocentre.umich.edu a Admin server, It is not spam. From time to time, infocentre.umich.edu Admin server will send you such messages in order to communicate important information about your subscription.


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Screen shot of phishing site:

phishing site