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ALERT 04.27.20: Phishing attempt claims to be voicemail message

Posted: 2020-04-27 13:35:00   Expiration: 2020-05-04 13:35:00

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2020-04-27 13:35:00. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

The ITS Help Desk is receiving numerous reports of a phishing attempt claiming to be a voicemail message from "Olivia" that came through our "VO1P [sic]" system. The message itself is empty. The sender appears as "Uwplatt VO1P" (with the number one for the letter I) with a Cisco-messaging address @wustl.edu, and the attachment is an HTM file.

NOTE: A voice message forwarded through UW-Platteville's phone system will arrive as a .wav audio file and will come from a uwplatt domain. NEVER open any attachment you were not expecting.


  • If you receive this email from "Uwplatt VO1P" at a "Cisco-messaging" address, please DELETE.
  • If you receive this email from another sender, please REPORT to the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.
  • If you opened the attachment from "Uwplatt VO1P", please CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD immediately and contact the ITS Help Desk for further instruction.

Need help identifying phishing attempts? Check out  real-life examples in the ITS Knowledge Base.

If you have questions about this attempt, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.






-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer