Phishing is an online scam involving emails with a clickable link that appear to be from a trusted source. By clicking a phishing 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. For additional information on keeping safe online, please see security awareness. If you have any questions about whether or not the message you received is phishing, contact your unit IT support person or the Technology Help Desk.
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 email@example.com and then flag the message as "Junk" in your email. Visit the Help Desk website for instructions on how to forward the message as an attachment.
Subject: Mail Update
Subject: Office 365 - Exchange Online - Email Disconnection Service
Subject: RE: Unusual Login Attempt
Subject: E-mail account !!
Subject: Office365 Technical Maintenance Center
Subject: WMICH Administrator Team
Subject: Complete your password reset request
Subject: IT Help Desk - Important update
Subject: Important Account Update
Subject: link provided below. Please ensure that all data is provided
Subject: Service Upgrade
Subject: WMU Mailbox is almost full
Subject: New sign-in from iPhone
Subject: You Have a new document waiting on Dropbox
Subject: You Have 34 Unprocessed/Pending Messages to be Delivered
Subject: Secure Messages Center has (1) New Message !
Subject: ITS Email
Subject: Urgent Attention Needed
Subject: Enable Your Unlimited Archiving-ID:31818 5:56 AMThursday, October 5, 2017
Subject: Requested Change Setting
Subject: IT Alert Notification!
Subject: Activation Alert
Subject: Western Michigan University Administrator Team / WMU with Office365 Administrator Team
Subject: New App Sign-in - Unusual sign-in activity
Subject: Violation of Terms of Service Disable in Process
Subject: wmich.edu Mail storage almost full
Subject: Service Removal Requested (9 Sep 2017) has initiated
Subject: Important Alert from Office Admin
Subject: wmich.edu server upgrade
Subject: INCOMING MAILS
Subject: Validation Support (06-09-2017: URGENT)
Subject: Your Approval is Required
Subject: Password reset Alert
Subject: System Upgrade
Subject: Incoming Mails On Hold
Subject: Protect your mail-box
Subject: Document Received- (scanned_Appraisal Evaluation_00874.pdf)
Subject: Mail shutdown info
Subject: Urgent Attention Required !!
Subject: DROP BOX FILE!
Subject: @wmich.edu Activation
Subject: Mail On HoldDate: 08/02/2017
Subject: E-Mail Validation: UniversityDate: 08/01/2017
Subject: Attention for OfficeDate: 07/31/2017
Subject: RE: All StaffDate: 07/31/2017
Subject: System AdministratorDate: 07/28/2017
Subject: Important Notice For OfficeDate: 07/26/2017
Subject: (FINAL WARNING) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AFTER 48 HOURSDate: 07/26/2017
Subject: Update Now!Date: 07/26/2017
Subject: Announcements for 26/07/2017Date: 07/26/2017
Subject: Notification: You have a new message!Date: 07/26/2017
Subject: Service Helpdesk!Date: 07/26/2017
Subject: (Final Warning) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AFTER 48 HOURSDate: 07/26/2017
Subject: Western Michigan University Security UpdateDate: 07/10/2017
Subject: You have a new message!Date: 07/06/2017
Subject: PDF DocumentDate: 07/03/2017
Subject: ALERT! (subject may also display as Incoming Alert, IT Update, Validation of Account)Date: 07/06/2017
Subject: Validation NoticeDate: 07/05/2017
Subject: Re-activate your account to avoid close down
Your contact shared some files with you.Click on check now to view your message
The Dropbox Team
Subject: Announcement for 6-20-2017
Subject: Account Shutdown
Subject: WMU Important News! / ACTION Required:- Important Message / Western Michigan University Message Board
Subject: Single Sign On - Password Reset
Subject: Your E-mail will be close
Subject: Current issues - IT Desk services
Subject: Final Notice: please verify your email address
Subject: 25 new reports
Subject: ICT Department!!
Subject: Staff Email Update
Subject: Important message from Faculty/Staff
Subject: @wmich.edu is no longer active!
Subject: Account illegal activity detected
Subject: has shared a document on Google Docs with you
For more information on this phishing attack, please see this cnet article: https://www.cnet.com/news/dont-get-reeled-in-by-massive-google-docs-phis...
Subject: 13 new Messages
Subject: IT Scheduled Maintenance