Phishing Alert: Upgrade Your Account

Many U-M community members received this email on the date below. 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 email account may be compromised, contact 4-HELP.
Date Sent: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

[A link to a malicious website has been removed from this example.]

Dear emailuser @ umich . edu

1969MB     2000MB

We've noticed that your email account is almost out of the limit, which may cause a failure in your mailbox, or you may be unable to receive or send multiple emails.

To continue using your mailbox, you need to upgrade your mailbox quota immediately. This service is free. 

                                                  UPGRADE MAILBOX QUOTA

Once the upgrade is complete, your mailbox will work effectively. Failed to update your email account may be permanently disabled.

Email Administrator

Phishing Site Screenshot: 
A fake login page is presented by the link.