IT Security

Phishing Examples

The University of Akron will never e-mail you and ask you to disclose or verify your UA password. If you receive a suspicious e-mail with a link to update your account information, do not click on the link--instead, report the e-mail to The University of Akron for investigation.

Below are examples of phishing email sent to and 

Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:45 PM

Your mailbox has exceeded a storage limit established by our webmaster. CLICK the link to validate your account  [LINK].

Thank you
Help Desk Team

Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2013 7:16 PM
Subject: UAKRON Alert

Dear UAKRON Student, 

You have 1 new Security update. Click to confirm .


UAKRON Administrator

*Important Notice about your email account*

Dear Account User,

Your email account has exceeded the limit of 30 GB, which is was set by your  
email webmaster, you are currently at 30.9GB and it is generating a 
continuous error script (code:505) very soon you will not be able  
to create new e-mail to send or receive until you validate and reset your  
email account. Please CLICK HERE NOW To re-validate and reset
 your email account. Please login with valid information by clicking on the link above.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Information and Technology DESK


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