Phishing Alert: Multiple Sightings (4/21)

A variety of phishing email messages were reported this afternoon, with subject lines like "Account Information!", "View And Verify IRS Status" and "Attention ::: View Return Status (Brown University)".  Do NOT respond to or click on any links in these emails.

If you received one of these phishing emails and have not already deleted it, report it as phishing to Google (from within the message, click on the down arrow to the right of the REPLY button and select "Report phishing").  Below are a couple of examples from today's catch. 

More about phishing at + What to do When You Spot a Phish

From: Brown University <>
Subject: Account Information!
Date: April 21, 2014 at 12:23:23 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Your Mailbox has exceeded Its storage limit as Set By Your Administrator, and you will not be able to receive new emails until you Re-Validate it.

To  Re-Validate-  < Click Here >
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From: Brown University (IRS) <>
Date: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Subject: View And Verify IRS Status (Brown University)

Internal Revenue Service.

Verify and Update your IRS e-file immediately, To Update -  < Click Here >

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