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VCU terror threat email is fake

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Feb 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-04 14:05:08-05

RICHMOND, Va -- A fake terror threat email prompted a spam alert at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The message, sent with the subject line "VCU ***Terror Email Alert", looks like this:

VCU Terror Alert 2

VCU issued a university-wide alert, advising anyone who receives the email to delete it and not respond.

If you've already responded to the message with personal information, contact the VCU Technology Services helpIT Center.

You can reference alerts posted on VCU's Phishing Net website if you ever get an email you're unsure about.