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Avoid a blocked account - Don't reply to email scams
 
May 7, 2008
by Sean O'Malley
 
If you receive a message asking for your email username and password, do not reply.  Instead, forward that message to the OIT Service Desk at servicedesk@ohio.edu.

OIT blocks replies to known scam messages; however, with each new variation, a few replies get through before we can update our filters.  If you reply to such a message before we add it to our filters, we will attempt to contact you.  If we are unable to do so, we will disable your account as a precaution.

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Phishing on the rise at Ohio University
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ID theft clearinghouse (this link takes you outside the OHIO website)
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