Phishing is an online scam involving emails with a clickable link that appear to be from a trusted source. By clicking a phishing link, you may compromise your WMU Bronco NetID and allow access to change your personal data within GoWMU. You could also allow viruses or other malware to infect your computer. For more information on what harm can be caused, see phishing facts. For additional information on keeping safe online, please see security awareness. If you have any questions about whether or  not the message you received is phishing, contact your unit IT support person or the Technology Help Desk

Below are phishing messages that have been received at Western Michigan University. They are entered here as they are received, however do not assume that because the message you received has not been posted here (yet), that it is safe to assume it is a valid message. If you receive a message that appears to be a phishing attempt (always hover your mouse pointer over the link it contains to see where it will actually take you if you click it). If the actual URL does not match the displayed link text, do not click it. Forward the message as an attachment to and then flag the message as "Junk" in your email. Visit the Help Desk website for instructions on how to forward the message as an attachment.

Subject: Action Required! (Mail Closure Alert )
Date: 02/16/2018

Subject: Unrecognized sign-in attempt
Date: 02/16/2018


Subject: Validating Active Accounts
Date: 02/09/2018


Subject: Upgrade Your Account
Date: 02/07/2018

Date: 02/05/2018


Subject: View important information
Date: 01/23/2018


Subject: Re-Activate Your Account !
Date: 01/25/2018

Subject: Important message
Date: 01/23/2018

Subject: Your document is waiting for you
Date: 01/22/2018


Subject: Termination Notice
Date: 01/19/2018

Subject: Alert: Review Your Account Activity
Date: 01/15/2018


Subject: Security Alert: Please Read
Date: 01/11/2018


Subject: Important
Date: 01/09/2018


Subject: Office365 Email Storage Low
Date: 12/20/2017


Subject: Mail Update
Date: 12/12/2017


Subject: Office 365 - Exchange Online - Email Disconnection Service
Date: 11/30/2017


Subject: RE: Unusual Login Attempt
Date: 11/28/2017

Subject: E-mail account !!
Date: 11/22/2017

Subject: Hello 
Date: 11/17/2017


Subject: Office365 Technical Maintenance Center 
Date: 11/17/2017


Subject: WMICH Administrator Team
Date: 11/15/2017


Subject: Complete your password reset request 
Date: 11/01/2017


Subject: IT Help Desk - Important update 
Date: 10/31/2017


Subject: Important Account Update 
Date: 10/31/2017


Subject: link provided below. Please ensure that all data is provided 
Date: 10/31/2017


Subject: Service Upgrade 
Date: 10/24/2017


Subject: WMU Mailbox is almost full
Date: 10/24/2017

Subject: New sign-in from iPhone
Date: 10/20/2017


Subject: You Have a new document waiting on Dropbox
Date: 10/20/2017


Subject: You Have 34 Unprocessed/Pending Messages to be Delivered
Date: 10/10/2017


Subject: Secure Messages Center has (1) New Message !
Date: 10/08/2017


Subject: ITS Email
Date: 10/06/2017


Subject: Urgent Attention Needed
Date: 10/03/2017


Subject: Enable Your Unlimited Archiving-ID:31818 5:56 AMThursday, October 5, 2017
Date: 10/05/2017


Subject: Requested Change Setting
Date: 10/4/2017

Subject: IT Alert Notification!
Date: 10/3/2017


Subject: Activation Alert
Date: 10/3/2017

Subject: Western Michigan University  Administrator Team / WMU with Office365 Administrator Team
Date: 09/28/2017

Subject: New App Sign-in - Unusual sign-in activity
Date: 09/26/2017


Subject: Violation of Terms of Service Disable in Process
Date: 09/20/2017


Subject: Mail storage almost full
Date: 09/11/2017


Subject: Service Removal Requested (9 Sep 2017) has initiated
Date: 09/11/2017


Subject: Important Alert from Office Admin
Date: 09/09/2017


Subject: server upgrade
Date: 09/08/2017


Date: 09/07/2017


Subject: Validation Support (06-09-2017: URGENT)
Date: 09/07/2017


Subject: Your Approval is Required
Date: 08/29/2017


Subject: Password reset Alert
Date: 08/29/2017


Subject: BestMark
Date: 08/25/2017


Subject: System Upgrade
Date: 08/22/2017


Subject: Incoming Mails On Hold
Date: 08/23/2017


Subject: Validation
Date: 08/23/2017

Subject: Protect your mail-box
Date: 08/22/2017



Subject: Emaill-HelpDesk
Date: 08/18/2017

Subject: Document Received- (scanned_Appraisal Evaluation_00874.pdf)
Date: 08/15/2017


Subject: Mail shutdown info
Date: 08/10/2017


Subject: Urgent Attention Required !!
Date: 08/08/2017


Date: 08/07/2017


Subject: Activation
Date: 08/07/2017



Subject: Mail On HoldDate: 08/02/2017


Subject: E-Mail Validation: UniversityDate: 08/01/2017


Subject: Attention for OfficeDate: 07/31/2017


Subject: RE: All StaffDate: 07/31/2017


Subject: System AdministratorDate: 07/28/2017


Subject: Important Notice For OfficeDate: 07/26/2017




Subject: Update Now!Date: 07/26/2017



Subject: Announcements for 26/07/2017Date: 07/26/2017



Subject: Notification: You have a new message!Date: 07/26/2017



Subject: Service Helpdesk!Date: 07/26/2017



Subject: (Final Warning) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AFTER 48 HOURSDate: 07/26/2017



Subject: Western Michigan University Security UpdateDate: 07/10/2017



Subject: You have a new message!Date: 07/06/2017



Subject: PDF DocumentDate: 07/03/2017



Subject: ALERT! (subject may also display as Incoming Alert, IT Update, Validation of Account)Date: 07/06/2017



Subject: Validation NoticeDate: 07/05/2017



Subject: Faculty/Staff
Date: 07/03/2017


Subject: Attention
Date: 07/02/2017


Subject: Re-activate your account to avoid close down
Date: 06/29/2017


Subject: dropbox
Date: 06/21/2017


Greetings ,

Your contact shared some files with you.Click on check now to view your message

Happy Dropboxing!

The Dropbox Team

Subject: Announcement for 6-20-2017
Date: 06/20/2017


Subject: Account Shutdown
Date: 06/20/2017


Subject: WMU Important News! / ACTION Required:- Important Message / Western Michigan University Message Board
Date: 06/16/2017


Subject: Single Sign On - Password Reset
Date: 06/14/2017


Subject: Your E-mail will be close
Date: 06/07/2017


Subject: Current issues - IT Desk services
Date: 06/07/2017

Subject: Final Notice: please verify your email address
Date: 06/06/2017


Subject: 25 new reports
Date: 06/06/2017


Subject: ICT Department!!
Date: 06/01/2017


Subject: Staff Email Update
Date: 05/24/2017


Subject: Important message from Faculty/Staff
Date: 05/22/2017


Subject: is no longer active!
Date: 05/08/2017

Subject: Account illegal activity detected
Date: 05/09/2017

Subject: has shared a document on Google Docs with you
Date: 05/03/2017


For more information on this phishing attack, please see this cnet article:

Subject: 13 new Messages
Date: 04/28/2017


Subject: IT Scheduled Maintenance
Date: 04/17/2017