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3/20/17: Circulation of a Fourth Phishing Email

March 20, 2017 10:58 AM

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 Mark Geierman, Ph.D. [mailtoinfo@newsdigest.co] 
Sent Friday, March 17, 2017 1044 AM
To info@newsdigest.co
Subject George Mason University - 2017 Who's Who (You are included)
Importance High

Congratulations!

We're writing to let you know that you received Honorable Mention in yesterday's article titled Who's Who in Academia by Joseph Bozanek.

The article will remain available at www.newsdigest.co [*link removed*] for the next few hours and is also available to download in PDF format.

Wishing you the best of continued success,

Mark Geierman, Ph.D.
Editor, News Digest International
www.newsdigest.co [*link removed*]

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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