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Phishing Alert

Many U-M community members received this e-mail on 12/20/2012. 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 12/20/2012 Phishing Message (Links Removed)

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Subject: This Email Account [uniqname@umich.edu] Will Be Deactivated Shortly

Hello [uniqname@umich.edu]

Mail is holding the message you sent because your email address is not verified. Please be advised that this account will be deactivated shortly.

Please click on the link below. This will take you to a verification page. verification is a one-time process which takes only a few seconds.


verification: Verify Your Information Here [LINK REMOVED]

Please be aware that if you do not complete verification within 4 days, Mail will automatically deactivated this Email [uniqname@umich.edu].

Thank you,
Web Admin