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The University of Akron will never e-mail you and ask you to disclose or verify your UA password. If you receive a suspicious e-mail with a link to update your account information, do not click on the link--instead, report the e-mail to The University of Akron for investigation. Go to http://helpdesk.uakron.edu or call 330.972.6888

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Passwords expire every 180 days. You can reset the password yourself at https://auth.uakron.edu or by contacting us

What is Phishing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In computing, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as user names, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from PayPal, eBay, Youtube or online banks are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a website. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users

If your account has been deactivated due to Phishing

You must understand the following:

  1. how to recognize phishing attacks
  2. settings in webmail must be carefully reviewed, including signature, name, and reply-to address.
  3. password must be changed and previous password cannot be reused.

If you need assistance with any of these points please contact or visit the ZipSupport Center.

Once you have understood these points, contact the ZipSupport Center to have your account reactivated.

Failure to follow any of these items may lead to their account being locked again.

Phishing targeting UA

Fraudulent Example

Verify Your Uakron Account Now

Dear Uakron Account Owner,

This message is from Uakron messaging center to all Uakron email account

owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account

center. We are deleting all Uakron email account to create more space for

new accounts.

To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so

that we will know that it's a present used account.



Email Username : ......... .....

EMAIL Password : ...............

Date of Birth : ................

Country or Territory : .........


Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within

Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account


Thank you for using Uakron!

Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ


Uakron Team

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