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Please ignore the Blackboard "Information Posted" Phishing Scam

Email that appears to come from Blackboard Learn with a Subject of "Information Posted," is a phishing scam.  The message says, "An important information has been posted for you online by your school," and contains a "click here now" link to "sign in immediately."  This message is an attempt to steal your UVM credentials (your Net-ID and password).   Please do not click on the link in the message, and don't reply to it; simply delete the email.  

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.  Hover your cursor over links to see where they would take you; if it's not going to "" or "", don't click.  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.

And any email that asks you to to reply in order to complete a security process for your email account, or to reply with your UVM password, is a phishing scam

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 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, as an attachment, to and to (To forward a message as an attachment using Thunderbird, go to the Message menu and select Forward As > Attachment.)

The Blackboard "Information Posted" Phishing Scam

The message below was most certainly not sent by UVM's President.  

From: Blackboard Learn []
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:48 AM
Subject: Information Posted
Blackbaord logo

Dear Member,

An important information has been posted for you online by your school.

Please sign in immediately, click here now.

Thank you.

Blackboard Learn.

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