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WARNING! If you receive the email below with the subject "IT Service", DO NOT click on the link.It is a scam email that is trying to trick you into giving out your password.

OCCS or any other reputable organization will NEVER ask you for your username & password under any circumstance. Do not ever give your password to anyone. And the only website where you should change your email password at is the MIDAS website: https://midas.odu.edu

If you respond to one of these "phishing" emails with your username & password, your account will be hijacked by one of these spammers and then used to send out thousands of emails, which gets ODU's email servers on blacklists and prevents us from emailingpeople at AOL, Verizon, Hotmail, Cox, Comcast, etc.

There is also a good chance that if your account gets phished that the spammer will delete a lot of your email and we might not be able to get it back depending on how they delete it!

If OCCS discovers that your account has been hijacked because you sent out your username & password, we will immediately lock the account until you reset your password at http://midas.odu.edu

If you receive a phishing email and would like to report it, send it to phishing@odu.edu

10 Ways to Spot an E-Mail Scam http://www.switched.com/2009/10/26/10-ways-to-spot-an-e-mail-scam/