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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 01/20/2012. 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 01/20/2012 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Subject: Upgrade Your Account.

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 mail 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 users.

Please follow the link below to perform maintenance work needed to improve the protection of the email for us to verify and have your account cleared against this virus.

Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Account in the next 48 hours.


Hoping to serve you better.
ITS.umich.edu Mail Support

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