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E-mail Scammer Hijacks I.U. Account

Last updated on Thursday, July 12, 2007

(BLOOMINGTON) - An Indiana University e-mail account was shut down this week after it apparently was hijacked by a scammer posing as a hit man asking for money.

The e-mail, with an indiana.edu extension, has been sent to numerous recipients by someone outside the United States.

I.U. Police Captain Jerry Minger says the university's IT security office determined that a university e-mail account was hijacked and used to send the messages.

The account has been disabled.

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