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Email scam targets U-M students, staff

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

Online scammers are using email to prey on students and staff and the University of Michigan. U-M Police say there have been several recent spear phishing attacks, intended to trick people into revealing their UMICH passwords. At least two staffers fell for the scam, providing passwords that enabled suspects to re-direct the employee's direct deposits or snag their Social Security numbers.

Tips to avoid phishing scams from U-M Police:

  • Never use your UMICH password for non-U-M accounts.
  • Use a different strong password for each online account.
  • Never share your password with others.
  • Never respond to an email request for private personal information.

For more safe computing tips from U-M click here.

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