Email phishing message claims Office 365 accounts will be deleted

The information security team has received numerous reports that a fraudulent email message about Office 365 accounts has been circulating. The message is being sent from a compromised Miami email account. The ISO has prevented further emails from being sent from one affected account, but there may be more compromised accounts.

This email urges recipients to reconcile “two different logins” to Office 365 that the user apparently has. According to the message, the user has two logins at two separate universities. Please note: This is not true.

The email contains content similar to the following:

Our records indicate that your office 365 has two different logins with two universities' portals. Kindly indicates the two info logins as soon as possible. To avoid termination within 24hrs, we expect you to strictly adhere and address it

We will process your request shortly; You will lose all your emails associated with this account

If you have only one college account, fill in the correct user and pass-code and submit. But if you are in a dual credit college, Please fill the correct username and password for both school and submit

If you have no knowledge about the request process, kindly update to cancel the request below.
Copy and paste the URL Below into the address bar of your web browser to cancel the request ( [link redacted for your safety] )"

If you receive this email, please do not respond or click on any links within; just delete the message. This is common phishing practice to try to get recipients to click on fraudulent links and unknowingly download malicious programs to your machine, or steal personal data.

If you receive a message that you suspect to be a phishing message, please forward it to This allows the information security team to block sites that may be associated with phishing attacks. If you ever feel you may have responded to a fraudulent message or clicked a link in one, please contact IT Help immediately at 513-529-7900.

For more tips about remaining secure online and at Miami, visit the Security Corner.