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 @uakron.edu and @zips.uakron.edu.
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:45 PM Subject: SYSTEM HELDESK
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 . [LINK]. 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
THE MAIL TEAM
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