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Published July 12, 2017
Dear McNeese Community,
A spam message that references an "Outstanding Payment," was delivered to many mailboxes at McNeese this afternoon (see copy of message below).
Please delete this message and do not respond. Remember, do not click on links or open attachments from unknown senders. Hover over links to verify the full URL. Consider using a link checker (e.g. Please be reminded that McNeese will never ask for credentials through email. The McNeese Helpdesk will not ask for password information under any circumstances.
If you did respond to this email, reset your McNeese password and contact the Helpdesk at 475-5995 for assistance.
Thank you

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:24:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Subject: Notification (Outstanding Payment).

You have received an important document "Outstanding Payment". Click here to view the document.

Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Accounts Payable
McNeese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
Tel: 337-475-5000

How to clear your web browser's cache, cookies, and history

December 13, 2016
  • In most computer-based web browsers, to open menus used to clear your cache, cookies, and history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If this doesn't work, follow the appropriate instructions below.
  • If you don't see instructions below for your specific version or browser, search your browser's Help menu for "clear cache". If you're unsure what browser version you're using, from the Help menu or your browser's menu, select About [browser name]. In Internet Explorer and Firefox, if you don't see the menu bar, press Alt.

Mobile browsers

FTC Releases Data Breach Recovery and Prevention Video

Original release date: September 22, 2016
The video walks you through the steps to take if your information was part of a data breach:
What if your Social Security number was exposed? Or an online login or password? Or your child’s information? Relax. covers all that and more. Like:
  • For Social Security numbers – Order a free copy of your credit report at Make sure there are no unexpected charges or accounts.