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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Email Credentials

December 21, 2015

Members of the UMass Amherst campus community have reported a fraudulent email with the title "New UMass Email System!" claiming to be from "IT Help" This message asks the recipient to log in to an upgraded UMail system through a fraudulent version of the UMass Amherst IT login page. See below for an example of the fraudulent email.

Caution: This email did not come from the UMass Amherst Information Technology or UMass Amherst; it is a phishing scam, designed to trick you into giving out your UMass Amherst NetID and password for fraudulent purposes. Responding or clicking the link in the message may put your information and the university's information and systems at risk. 

Check before you click: If you are unsure of a link in an email or on a web page, hover over the link with your cursor to see where the link goes. If the link does not go to a trusted URL, do not click!

Do not respond! Verify the identity of anyone who requests your personal information. Never provide your IT Account, password, or other personal information in response to an email or on an untrusted site or form.

If you have already responded to this:

Learn more about phishing attacks and how to avoid getting caught: 

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