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3/15/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email

March 15, 2017 2:14 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

From: jnelson@medarx.com <jnelson@medarx.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:58 AM
To: l...r
Subject: Payment History 
 
MedA/Rx Message Delivery 

Jonique Nelson has created a secure e-mail message for you at:

[*link removed*]

To access your message, simply follow these steps:
1.Click on the above link. 
2.You will be prompted to create a password to protect your account. 
3.Access your Inbox to view your message. 

If you are unable to open the link, please make sure that your firewall or your company's security settings are not blocking the link. 

Additional Help: 
• Questions relating to the content of the e-mail should be directed to the sender or sending organization. 
• Questions relating to reading this secure message can be sent to support@datamotion.com. 
________________________________________
Message Details:
Subject:Payment History
From:jnelson@medarx.comTo:L…UCreated:3/15/2017 9:58:15 AM (GMT-05:00)
Expires:4/15/2017 9:58:15 AM (GMT-05:00)

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BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  


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