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 abuse@wmich.edu 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: Emaill-HelpDesk
Date: 08/18/2017

Subject: Document Received- (scanned_Appraisal Evaluation_00874.pdf)
Date: 08/15/2017

 

Subject: Mail shutdown info
Date: 08/10/2017

 

Subject: Urgent Attention Required !!
Date: 08/08/2017

 

Subject: DROP BOX FILE!
Date: 08/07/2017

 

Subject: @wmich.edu Activation
Date: 08/07/2017

 

 

Subject: Mail On Hold
Date: 08/02/2017

Subject: E-Mail Validation: University
Date: 08/01/2017

Subject: Attention for Office
Date: 07/31/2017

Subject: RE: All Staff
Date: 07/31/2017

Subject: System Administrator
Date: 07/28/2017

Subject: Important Notice For Office
Date: 07/26/2017

Subject: (FINAL WARNING) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AFTER 48 HOURS
Date: 07/26/2017

Subject: Update Now!
Date: 07/26/2017

 

Subject: Announcements for 26/07/2017
Date: 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 HOURS
Date: 07/26/2017

 

Subject: Western Michigan University Security Update
Date: 07/10/2017

 

Subject: You have a new message!
Date: 07/06/2017

 

Subject: PDF Document
Date: 07/03/2017

 

Subject: ALERT! (subject may also display as Incoming Alert, IT Update, Validation of Account)
Date: 07/06/2017

 

Subject: Validation Notice
Date: 07/05/2017

 

Subject: Faculty/Staff
Date: 07/03/2017

 

Subject: Attention
Date: 07/02/2017

 

Subject: Re-activate your account to avoid close down
Date: 06/29/2017

 

Subject: dropbox
Date: 06/21/2017

 

Greetings ,

Your contact shared some files with you.Click on check now to view your message

Happy Dropboxing!

The Dropbox Team

Subject: Announcement for 6-20-2017
Date: 06/20/2017

 

Subject: Account Shutdown
Date: 06/20/2017

 

Subject: WMU Important News! / ACTION Required:- Important Message / Western Michigan University Message Board
Date: 06/16/2017

 

Subject: Single Sign On - Password Reset
Date: 06/14/2017

 

Subject: Your E-mail will be close
Date: 06/07/2017

 

Subject: Current issues - IT Desk services
Date: 06/07/2017

Subject: Final Notice: please verify your email address
Date: 06/06/2017

 

Subject: 25 new reports
Date: 06/06/2017

 

Subject: ICT Department!!
Date: 06/01/2017

 

Subject: Staff Email Update
Date: 05/24/2017

 

Subject: Important message from Faculty/Staff
Date: 05/22/2017

 

Subject: @wmich.edu is no longer active!
Date: 05/08/2017

Subject: Account illegal activity detected
Date: 05/09/2017

Subject: has shared a document on Google Docs with you
Date: 05/03/2017

 

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
Date: 04/28/2017

 

Subject: IT Scheduled Maintenance
Date: 04/17/2017