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If you have responded to a suspected scam e-mail, you should reset your NetID password immediately and call the Solution Center at 515-294-4000 to report the bogus e-mail.

Phishing attempt - subject: Update from Information Technology

May 07, 2018

Dear Employees,

Recently we updated Iowa State University Email Servers to improve security and efficiency, hence all users are advised to update their account to comply with the new server requirements.

Kindly update your account HERE

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


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