The University is advising you to ignore and delete a deceptive e-mail sent to some UA addresses.
The e-mail, coming from a Yahoo e-mail account, purports to be a campus security survey, but no campus department or organization has authorized the survey.
Most likely, it is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as passwords or other personal identifiers.
Learn how to identify deceptive e-mails.
Here is an excerpt from this latest e-mail:
“…You are receiving this notice because you have failed to respond to the original email requesting your participation in our extremely University of Akron campus safety study. Please could you spare a few minutes of your time to complete our survey. You have been randomly selected to participate. It is very important, and will be forwarded to the police, Board of Trustees, and university president, to help strategize better campus safety policy. We are doing this for you; your safety, and that of your friends, can be directly affected by the outcome of this study. Please take 3 minutes to take this confidential study. I promise it is not longer than that. We need 200 responses to validate the survey, so please forward this to all you friends.
“YOUR RESPONSES COULD SAVE LIVES!”
If you responded to the survey and provided password information, you are advised to change the password immediately.
Call UA's Support Desk at 330-972-6888 if you have questions or need assistance.