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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 12/12/2012. 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 12/12/2012 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Subject: Facebook Rewards winner

Facebook team wishes to inform you, and congratulate you for emerging as our 2012 Facebook Rewards winner.

The Facebook Rewards program is done every two years. You have been selected randomly by the Facebook internet draw administrator. The draw administrator is an automated program, which selects Facebook users randomly.

You have been approved to claim a total cash prize of $500,000 (five hundred thousand dollars) See below for your winning details:

Winning amount: $500,000 USD (five hundrend thousand dollars)
Batch number: TFB 66-32931-7635197437-FAB/2012
Ref number: TFB 5950-1870-209289/ES 877

You are required to confirm your identity for verification:
Your Name:
your Sex:
your Mobile Number:
Your Country:
Your Age:
years of use:

Kindly complete the above form and send it to the program director with the below details

Email: face_book2012programmer@live.com
Name: zyang claffwood
Department: Cash Release Department.
Position: DIRECTOR, Facebook Rewards program.

For your security, you are strongly advised to keep your winning information confidential, until you have received the winning money. Do not disclose you winning information to a third party. This is a measure of security for you, and to avoid unwarranted abuse of Facebook program.

Once again, we say congratulations from all members of staff of the Facebook Team.

Thank you for using Facebook.



John Edward,
Program Coordinator,
Facebook Rewards Program,
2012. All rights reserved.