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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 11/30/2012. 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 11/30/2012 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Subject: Important Message For Your Computer

Dear Windows User,

It has come to our attention that your Microsoft windows Installation records are out of date.

Windows Update helps keep your PC safer-and your software current-by fetching the latest security and feature updates from Microsoft via the Internet. Click on the Verify button below and enter your login information on the following page to Confirm your records.


Thank you,

Microsoft Windows Team.