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Phishing Scam

Please be advised that Teachers College email account holders are receiving illegitimate emails with variations of the Subject line: Re-Activate Your Account. These are known phishing schemes that are attempts to steal your personal information through legitimate-looking email messages. The messages urge recipients to reply by email and include their UNI password and other personal information. 

Neither TC nor CIS will ever request that you submit personal information, including any passwords, over email. 
CIS suggests that you keep in mind the following guidelines: 
•Do not provide a user ID or password in email. 
•Do not respond to emails that require you to enter personal or financial information directly into the email. 
•Do not reply to emails asking you to send personal information. 
•Do not use your email address as a login ID or password. 
•Do not respond to emails threatening to close your account if you do not provide personal information. 

If you have responded to a phishing scheme by submitting information about your UNI password, you should immediately go to to change your UNI password. In addition please advise the Service Desk if you clicked on the link or provided any information.