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:  Email account update

Date:  12/17/2014

 

Subject:  Fwd:

Date:  12/11/2014

 

Subject: Verify your account now

Date:12/09/2014

 

Subject RE: Help Desk

11/25/2014

 

Subject: Email Server Issues - Time Sensitive

Date: 11/13/2014




Subject: Important Webmail Update

Date: 11/13/2014




Subject: You Have Exceeded the Storage Limit

Date: 11/11/2014




Subject:  Webmail Services and System Development


Date: 11/11/2014




Subject: Microsoft Exchange

Date: 11/06/2014




Subject: RE: Dear user,

Date:11/4/2014




Subject: Help Desk

Date: 10/31/2014




Subject: Urgent

Date: 10/30/2014




Subject: Help Desk(Notice)!

Date: 10/28/2014




Subject: Urgent e-mail Upgrade Alert

Date: 10/28/2014




Subject: Urgent e-mail Upgrade Alert

Date: 10/27/2014





Subject: Help Desk

Date: 10/17/2014

Phishing Example.


Subject: Your email account was recently logged into from another computer.

Date: 9/30/2014


Phishing Example


Subject: Web-mail Update

Date: 9/30/2014


Phishing Example


Subject: Important Notice

Date: 9/29/2014

Note: This email claims to be from President John Dunn. It is not from him and instead contains a link that goes to a false sign in page for Webmail+. "Logging in" would provide your credentials to an unknown person.




Subject: RE: ITS-Help Desk

Date: 9/29/2014




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