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Phish of the Day

Subject: Account Alert

Have you received an email message like this?


This is a phishing scam -- an attempt to get you to respond. Please do not respond to the message; simply delete the email.

If you do respond and there is link for you to follow, the link will take you to a web site that would ask for your UVM Net-ID and password like this.



Any email that asks you to to enter your UVM password on a non-UVM web site is a phishing scam. Do not click links in such messages, and do not reply. UVM will never ask you to enter your UVM Net-ID and password on a non-UVM web page -- even if it looks like a UVM page, and even if it's on a reputable site, such as Google Docs or, or if it contains UVM graphics and you've been directed there by an email that appears to come from a UVM email address. If a link is not going to "" or "", don't click. If you go to a site and the address bar in your web browser doesn't show it's a site, quit or exit your browser.

If you have reponded to the email and have followed any link in the message, or replied to this email or one like it, you should change your password immediately at 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 account, please contact the Computing Help Line at 656-2604, or submit a help request online.

If you would like to report phishing, please forward the phishing email with full headers to and to (To forward a message with headers, please see





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