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Students: Beware of WSU scholarship scam in your email May 25, 2011

A scam email is going around this week asking students to apply or sign up for a $2,000 scholarship from Wayne State -- before May 31 or "soon". This email is a phishing attempt to obtain your personal information.

REMEMBER: Wayne State will NEVER send an email asking you for personal information, such as your password, birth date, or social security number.

You don't have to question the authenticity of such messages -- simply discard them.

More information about phishing or suspicious e-mail -- what to do if you receive one and how to report them -- is available on C&IT's website at:

http://computing.wayne.edu/email/phishing.php

Also note that C&IT staff have adjusted the university's anti-spam appliance to catch these emails and are attempting to block all emails from the address being used.

If you have additional questions or already applied to one of these scam emails, you can contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.

This entry was posted on May 25, 2011 and is filed under Spam, Phishing, Virus Warnings.