NOTICE: Beware the MU “Copycat” Phishing Scam

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Multnomah University's Director of IT Brenda Gibson sent out a message today, warning all of us in the Multnomah family about a new email phishing scam.

A Note From Brenda Gibson In IT

Good afternoon Multnomah Family,

I know I have sent several of these warnings out in the past couple of months, but last evening a student email account was compromised because he received the following email account and responded to it.  This one looks pretty legitimate, but it is not.  Please remember IT will never send a generic email  account telling you to reset your account settings.

Please remember to be ever vigilant as spammers are getting trickier and using more and more effective ruses to get you to give them your confidential information.

The Suspicious Email

Here is the email Mrs. Gibson references in her warning (all links removed):

Dear user of the mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox ***email removed*** settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link:

***link removed***

Best regards, Technical Support.


Be Careful

Remember, Multnomah's IT "will never send a generic email  account telling you to reset your account settings." If you receive any such email, notify the IT department immediately at 503.251.6555 or

As we've said in the past, protect yourself!

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