Phishing Alert: UMICH.EDU(IMPORTANT NOTICE)

Some U-M community members reported receiving this email. It is fraudulent or malicious. Do not respond, click any link in it, or provide personal information or money. See Phishing & Suspicious Email for more tips. If you need help, contact the ITS Service Center.

Date Sent: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Phishing Message Summary

This phishing message attempts to fool recipients into thinking their email account is going to be dactivated. It directs recipients to a fake login page that asks them enter their personal information. You can spot a fake login page by the wrong URL and bad immitation of U-M branding.

Links have been removed from this example for safety.

Phishing Email Body

Hello Account Holder,

Just a short note to inform you that our records indicate that your
account is "Pending De-activation" we have previously contacted you
requesting account update, however as no update, your e-mail account will
now be temporarily suspended if you ignore to update your account within
the next 48 hours, to avoid the termination of your e-mail service, kindly
click on your Ticket ID below, with your VALID e-mail and password in
order to avoid service disruption

CLICK TO VERIFY : [Link removed]

Notice Month :  April 2019
Received from : Accounts and Administrator
Status :        Pending De-activation
Ticket ID :     FIQ-868119

Please note that the ticket will automatically be closed within 72 hours
if no response is received from you and your account permanently
de-activated.

Kind regards,

Catherine Gray
Customer Experience Officer

Phishing Site Screenshot: 
A fake login page is presented by the link in the phishing email.