Email from "Uvm News Forum" is a Phishing Scam
- By Dean Jay Williams
Email some UVMers are receiving from "Uvm News Forum" is a phishing scam. Please do not click on the link; simply delete the message.
From: "Uvm News Forum" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 21, 2012 4:36:26 PM EDT
You can now login to uvm news forum and get the latest exciting information and news/update.Please use the database link hxxp://bit.ly/LmrXHp to login for more
information about this service.
CONTACT UVM © 2011 THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT - BURLINGTON, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131
This message, like any other email that asks you to to enter your UVM password on a non-UVM web site, is a phishing scam. Do not reply, and do not click links in such messages.
UVM will never ask you to enter your UVM Net-ID password on a non-UVM web page.
What to do if you've clicked on the link
If you've followed the link in the message, or replied to this email or one like it, you should change your password immediately at www.uvm.edu/account. Contact the UVM Computing Helpline if you need assistance changing your password.
For more information about phishing scams, view our Web page on protecting your NetID and password.
If you are ever uncertain about the legitimacy of an email message concerning your uvm.edu account, please contact the Computing Help Line at 656-2604, or submit a help request online.