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"" email is yet another phishing scam

Several people have reported receiving scam email with a subject of "".    Please do not reply to the message; simply delete the message.  It is a phishing scam

This message, like any other email that asks you to reply with your UVM password or 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 send your password via email, and 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. 

What to do if you've replied to the message

If you've 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.

The "" Phishing Message

Here is the phishing message many of us received recently.  

From: Updates
Date: October 11, 2012 9:54:12 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-To: are currently upgrading to a new version 2012 edition.Current web mail information are therefore advised to
be sent back for proper verification upgrading.

information needed for upgrading.

user name:.....


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