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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 03/02/2012. 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 03/02/2012 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

Date: Friday, March 02, 2012

We wish to congratulate you on this note, for being one of our lucky winners selected this year on our Annual Promotion Award. This promotion was set-up to encourage the active use of the Google search engine and the Google ancillary services. Hence we do believe with your winning prize, you will continue to be active and patronage to this company. Google is now the world leading search engine worldwide and in an effort to make sure that it remains the most widely used search engine, an online e-mail balloting was carried out on the 24th of february 2012, without your knowledge and was officially released recently. We wish to formally announce to you that your email address was attached to a lump sum of 3750,000.00 {Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling} only.please reply to [LINK REMOVED] Mr Michael Edward would gladly furnish you with more details

(1) Your Full Name:(2) Your contact address:(3) Your Nationality/Country:

(4) Sex: (5) Age: (6) Occupation: (7) Your Tel/Fax numbers:

(8)State your Winning Sum:(9) Ever won an online lottery before now?

(10) Alternate Email Address:

You Are to reply To [LINK REMOVED]


Dr.Michael Edwards,Google Security Department (United Kingdom)


Phone number ;[REMOVED]