This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on January 12, 2015.
From: Message Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: January 12, 2015 at 7:59:06 AM PST
Subject: Paul has sent you a message
Email indicates that the recipient has received a message and must click on a link to view the message in the Message Center. The link goes to a fraudulent Blackboard page, which asks for campus account credentials. The link has been blocked if it is accessed while on campus.
Note: Blackboard is not a campus service.
Intent of the Email
The sender is attempting to obtain BeachID account credentials for their own malicious purposes.
Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email