Askren issues warning about e-mail scam

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The beginning of the school year is an exciting time at UNL. Unfortunately, it is also a time cyber-criminals regularly target UNL employees and students to fraudulently gain access to the university's information technology systems. A note distributed today with the subject line of "Your email quota limit" is an example of this type of email fraud.

Please do not click on or respond to these types of messages. Please delete them instead. UNL Information Services will never ask you for your login/password or any other personal information.

Many of these phishing emails are blocked at our email gateways, but some inevitably get through. If you are suspicious of an email, please forward it to the Computer Help Center. You can also reference emails that have been reported as frauds at

If you have responded to an email, it is important that you contact the Computer Help Center to help you change any passwords that may have been accessed. Contact the Computer Help Center at 472-3970 or (866) 472-3970 or email at

For other information security resources go to

- Mark Askren, Information Services

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