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Avoid Email Scams

Visit our Phishing pages for information about how to identify phishing scams and examples of some real phishing scams.

If you accidentally responded to a phishing message, or you believe that your account has been compromised, contact IT Security at or 773-702-CERT (773-702-2378).

Compute Safely While Traveling

See our travel tip sheet for information on computer and connection security during both domestic and international travel. The tip sheet provides tips on accessing University resources, checking email, securing your wireless connection if you are using a laptop, and precautions you should take when using public computers.

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Stay informed

From: Blackboard Learning
Date: November 25, 2015
Subject: ( You have two messages from your faculty admin


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Dear user :
You have two message's from your faculty admin.
Please click the button below to read your message.

Blackboard Team

From: *Edward Armstrong* <>
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Subject: Webmail Update Needed


Dear Webmail User,

Due to high number of inactive accounts on the server, all users are
advised to update their account within 24 hrs of receiving this notice,
using the link below to update their account activity.

Use *this link* to login and update your account activity.

 Failure to update might process your account as inactive, and you may
 experience interruption of services or undue errors. Please comply.
 IT Service Center
 University of Chicago

Date: November 17, 2015 9:36:55 AM CST
Subject: ITS Project Services Library


Dear User,

Your library account has expired, therefore you must reactivate it immediately or it will be closed automatically. If you intend to use this service in the future, you must take action at once! To reactivate your account, simply visit the following page and login with your library account.

Login Page:

redirects to:


uchicago University


ITS Project Services

Phone: 2-5700 (773-702-5700)



Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:44 AM
Subject: RE: IT Dept




Final notice from Help Desk, we're updating all staff and student mailboxes to new Outlook Web App/Owa Page. kindly click on Faculty/Help Desk and follow as instructed in this message.


Thank you

IT Dept.


From: UCHI HR <>
Date: November 12, 2015 at 3:30:41 PM CST
Subject: About your November 2015 Paycheck



After assessing the 2015 salary structure under the UCHI terms of employment, it was discovered that you are due for a salary raise effective November 2015 Paycheck.

All documents are enclosed hereunder

Access them here


Human Resources

The University of Chicago

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

The website address does not point to a UChicago domain and in general you should not expect to receive such information in an email from the University's Human Resources team.