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, with the header, to email@example.com and then delete the message.
- Subject: Your Input Needed: URGENT
Your EMPLOYEE ACCOUNT have been compromised. The is the cause
of the recent increse in unsolicited emails. You are to CLICK HERE and
verify your account so that we can effectively thwart the damage done
by phishing on our network.
- Subject: *Suspension of Your Email
Access to this server is available from your location through the
Universal Resource Locator Click or Copy the below link to a browser
and fill the required information:http:// wmichedu.jimdo.com/
- Subject: Dear: Account User,
Dear: Account User,
This message is from the System Administrator support center. Be
that your E-mail account has exceeded the storage limit set by your
administrator/database, you are currently running out of context and
may not be able to send or receive some new mail until you re-validate
your E-mail account.
To prevent your email account from been closed, re-validate your
please click and visit this site of lick below to perform upgrade :
Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed
your account details. Thank you for your swift response to this
notification we apologize for any inconvenience.
We appreciate your continued help and support.
Thanks & Regards,
- Subject: ITS ALERTS!!!
Dear Account User,
Your e-mail ID needs to be updated with our F-Secure R-HTK4S new
version anti-spam/anti-virus/anti-spyware 2014.
The School Webmail Team will update your account. We are sorry for
any inconvenience caused. Click on the link below;
http:// www .i-m.co/webmastermail/webmail/
Thank you for your cooperation!
All rights reserved
- Subject: Email account update Webmail Western Michigan University@ 2013
Dear subscriber e-mail
We wish to inform that we are currently providing services regular
maintenance and improvement of our service account and, as a result of
this their accounts should be updated. We apologize for the
inconvenience. To keep your account, you should reply to this email
immediately and enter the the following information:
If not done within 72 hours, immediately make your own deactivated
from our database.
Thank you for using our services! "WEB SITE SUPPORT AGENT mail account
ABN 31088377860 All rights reserved.
Email account update Webmail Western Michigan University@ 2013
- Subject: *Urgent Notification from Mail Desk.
*Urgent Notification from Mail Desk.
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC NOTIFICATION. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE.
Your EMAIL ACCOUNT will expire in few days. this was as a result
of a continuous error script (code:505) received from this email-address
To resolve this problem you must validate and reset your email quota.
In order to reset this email-address, please kindly fill in with valid information
by clicking on the link below:
CLICK HERE www. panoramahotel.lk/wp3/12/>
Note: Providing a wrong information or ignoring
this message will resolve to the deactivation
of this Email Address. We apologize for any
inconvenience. Your messages and files will not be tempered.
Computer Services Help Desk
- Subject: *Notification (Web mail Quota Exceeded).
*Notification (Web mail Quota Exceeded).
email webmaster, you are currently at 30.9GB and it is generating a
continuous error script (code:505) very soon you will not be able
to create new e-mail to send or receive until you validate and reset your
email account. Please CLICK HERE NOW To re-validate and reset
your email account. Please login with valid information by clicking on the link above.
Thank you for your cooperation.
THE MAIL TEAM
This e-mail was sent by using automated process. Please, do not
reply to this e-mail as it cannot accept replies.
- Subject: URGENT: Validate your Mailbox
Dear WMICH user,
This is an automatic message from our servers; If you are receiving this
message it means that your email address has been queued for deactivation.
Due to the recent attack of the PoisonIvy (Remote Access Trojan) virus on
our web servers, we are about to carry out maintenance on our web-mail
services / account.
To avoid permanent deactivation of your email account and to allow
increased storage capacity and features of your mailbox, you are required
to click on our weblink below and complete the information needed. Your
account can be verified through our web-link:
Failure to validate your email within the time duration specified, your
email account will be deactivated from our email database.
Thank you for using WMICH Email services.
Yours in Service,
Western Michigan University Webmail Validation Support
- Subject: System Administrator.
Your Mailbox Is Almost Full "CLICK HERE" Update Your Mail Box And Increase Your
Account. Thanks System Administrator.