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Created: 9/23/2014 5:35 PM

​An effective phishing attempt has been circulating CMU's email system.  While it can quickly be spotted as phishing due to the sender's address and some inconsistencies within the message, the message does use some CMU email-specific terminology that might inititally cause it to appear legitimate.

Please see below for the offending message:

Subject: Warning!

This is an automatic message by system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information. An Attempt has been made to login from a new computer, You might not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox .To re-validate your mailbox.-

 Click Or Open this link to VERIFY your Account: http://c​as-cmich-edu-administrator.[removed]/

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation,
Subscriber! CMU Customer Care
Case number: 8949824
Property: Account Security
Copyright Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859

Created: 7/29/2014 10:26 AM

​A phishing scam indicating that the recipient may be eligible for a $400 grant is circulating campus.  This is a part of a check cashing scheme meant to ​scam money from the recipient.  If you receive any such messages, please delete them immediately.

Created: 10/30/2013 11:04 AM

A variety of phishing emails claiming to be from Blackboard have been circulating CMU's email system.  These messages can be identified because they carry a different appearance from regular announcements from CMU's Blackboard system.  Please be especially cautious of any messages you receive from Blackboard that do not appear to be legitimate.  If you wish to verify the legitimacy of any messages you receive, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 989.774.3662, by email at helpdesk@cmich.edu, or click here to chat with a Help Desk representative.

Created: 9/25/2013 3:18 PM

​The final 17,000 student and alumni email accounts were moved out of the old CMail system over this past weekend. Email is now working for all CMU students and alumni and can be accessed directly by clicking the email icon in CentralLink’s top bar.

If you encounter any issues when emailing your students, this is no longer symptomatic of the account conversion. Please report any problems to the OIT Help Desk at 989.774.3662 or via email at helpdesk@cmich.edu so that we can address any issues individually.

Created: 8/20/2013 2:08 PM

An email phishing scam is currently circulating campus, claiming to be from our system administrators in regards to an upcoming upgrade.  Please note that this is not a legitimate email.  While we are planning an upgrade to student email this weekend, all official communications on the upcoming student email migration will come from OIT@cmich.edu.

You can spot this email immediately because it comes from an @ees.kuleuven.be e​mail address.

If you have received this email, please delete it immediately, and do not click on any links contained in the message.  If you wish to verify the validity of any email messages, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 989.774.3662 or via email at helpdesk@cmich.edu.

For official information regarding the upcoming student email migration, please visitwww.cmich.edu/email.​

Created: 8/6/2013 1:30 PM

​A phishing scam indicating that your Blackboard account has expired is currently circulating campus.  Remember: any official mess​ages of this kind will come from the OIT Help Desk or from Global Campus.  Considering that this doesn't come from an @cmich.edu address, it's relatively easy to spot.

If you ever wish to verify the legitimacy of a message, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 989.774.3662, or forward the email to helpdesk@cmich.edu for verification.  ​Don't be fooled!

Created: 8/6/2013 1:09 PM