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Anyone with an email account may periodically receive fraudulent messages purporting to be from a legitimate organization in an attempt to trick them into providing personal or financial information. This practice, known as 'phishing', can be most effective when coupled with a current event (such as the deadline for filing taxes, the return to classes, etc.). One recent example attempts to entice users with the promise of a pay-raise. Penn will never solicit your username, password or other private information (such as full or partial Social Security Number) in this manner.

On Wednesday, February 15, a fraudulent message claiming to be from President Amy Gutmann was sent to multiple individuals at Penn. The Subject was "URGENT UPDATES FROM PRESIDENT AMY GUTMANN" and requested that the recipient review an attached document.

If you opened the attachment and provided account credentials, please contact your Local Support Provider.