Phishing

Phishing is an online scam involving emails with a clickable link that appear to be from a trusted source, but are not. By clicking a phishing scam link, you may compromise your WMU Bronco NetID and allow access to change your personal data within GoWMU. You could also allow viruses or other malware to infect your computer. For more information on what harm can be caused, see phishing facts.

Below are phishing messages that have been received at Western Michigan University. They are entered here as they are received, however do not assume that because the message you received has not been posted here (yet), that it is safe to assume it is a valid message. If you receive a message that appears to be a phishing attempt (always hover your mouse pointer over the link it contains to see where it will actually take you if you click it). If the actual URL does not match the displayed link text, do not click it. Forward the message as an attachment to abuse@wmich.edu and then delete the message. Visit the Help Desk website for instructions on how to forward the message as an attachment.

  • Subject:  Your Mailbox Have Exceed Limit.
    Date:  9/29/2014




  • Subject:  Dear user
    Date:  9/29/2014




  • Subject: Warning!!
    Date: 9/22/2014




  • Subject:  <No Subject>
    Date:  9/17/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  It-service Desk
    Date:  9/16/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Help-Desk
    Date:  9/08/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Help-Desk
    Date:  9/05/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  MWU Services"
    Date:  8/20/2014




  • Subject:  ")!? 2014 Upgrade
    Date:  8/20/2014

    Phishing Example.


  • Subject:  Please Open The Attachment.
    Date:  8/20/2014
    Note:  This example was contained inside a text document attached to the email
               The attachment was called "Web master.rtf"
               Never open an attachment from someone that you do not know.

    Phishing example.


  • Subject:  System Maintenance
    Date:  8/15/2014

    Phishing example.


  • Subject:  Zimbra! Email Deletion Confirmation
    Date:  7/28/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Account Notice
    Date:  7/23/2014

    Phishing Example.


  • Subject:  Validar o seu correo web
    Date: 7/22/2014




  • Subject:  Your Mailbox Have Exceed Limit.
    Date:  7/18/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Contact It-Service Desk
    Date:  7/18/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  The Zimbra Team
    Date: 7/14/2014




  • Subject:  Update Alert
    Date: 7/14/2014




  • Subject:  Update Alert and (Update Alert Last Remember)
    Date:  7/14/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Deactivation of Account!!!
    Date:  7/11/2014

    Phishing Example.


  • Subject:  Bronco NetID problem
    Date:  7/10/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Update Notice!!!
    Date:  7/07/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  Your Mailbox Have Exceed Limit.
    Date:  7/02/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject: E-mail Restore
    Date: 6/27/2014




  • Subject: IT Services,
    Date: 6/26/2014




  • Subject:  Your password will expire in 3 days
    Date:  6/24/2014

    Phishing Example.


  • Subject: Incoming mails from your webmail server
    Date: 6/17/2014




  • Subject: Mailbox Suspension!
    Date: 6/17/2014



  • Subject: Quarterly Verification Exercise
    Date: 6/17/2014




  • Subject: *Suspension of Your Email Account
    Date: 6/15/2014




  • Subject:  Faculty & Staff Alert!!!
    Date:  6/09/2014

    Phishing example


  • Subject IT-Service Desk Validate E-mail
    Date:  6/09/2014

    Phishing email


  • Subject:  IT
    Date:  6/09/2014

    Phishing Example


  • Subject:  IT
    Date:  6/05/2014

    Phishing email