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3/16/17: Circulations of a New Phishing Email

March 16, 2017 12:52 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.


From: Office365 Mail [] 
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:11 AM
To: BSN Applications <b...u>
Subject: b…u Mail Server Unlock

Dear b…u,

There has been an upgrade in server, 

Kindly click below to rectify your mailbox 

to avoid being deactivated.

CLICK HERE [*link removed*]

Admin team
Outlook Office Team
This e-mail may contain information that is privileged and confidential. If you suspect that you were not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify the sender as soon as possible. 

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 

*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 

For additional information regarding the outage, please view the After Action Report.

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