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“Library Account” Validation Email is NOT from Eskind

We are receiving reports that many people have received the email copied below. This message is NOT from the Eskind Biomedical Library, and you should NOT click any links provided in the message.

Eskind Biomedical Library – 17 April 2014

Library Account

Dear Student, Faculty, Staff
Due to high numbers of inactive library accounts on our server, you are urged to validate your library account within a week after receiving this e-mail, by using the validation link: Click Here and login to your library account to confirm that your library account is active.
Failure to update will process your account being temporarily blocked or suspended from the network and may not be able to receive.
Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your library account. Thanks for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,
Larry J.LeBlanc
Eskind Biomedical Library
Vanderbilt University

The library will not email you asking that you “validate” your library account. You do not need to take any action to maintain your library account.

Typical emails from Vanderbilt libraries may include notices of overdue or recalled materials, library fines, or Document Delivery items. If you ever have questions about a message appearing to be from the Eskind Biomedical Library, feel free to contact us.

Additional resource: Learn more about phishing.

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