Is the "Account created" email spam or phishing?


Is this Spam/Phishing email? U-M user gets an email titled "Account Created" sent by <>.

The email contents are below:

U-M is piloting the use by faculty of iThenticate, a self-use

plagiarism detection application. iThenticate compares your draft research documents (e.g., grant proposals, draft articles) to published/online source materials and evaluates your text for risks of plagiarism. Your iThenticate account and login information is below. For more information and links to training, see the U-M Plagiarism Detection web page at:

Welcome username

Your iThenticate account has been created.

To begin using iThenticate please visit

You will log in using your email address and password:


This is a one-time password. You will be prompted to change this password when you first log in.

For help getting started with iThenticate log into your account and click on the Help button at the top right of the page.

If you have any questions please contact your account administrator(s):

"Admin User" <>
Admin User


This is not a spam email. This is a new pilot from the Research Ethics and Compliance department within the University. The password is a one time use to log in, and must be changed after use.

Additional notes

You can find additional information on the department website.


Article ID: 1649
Wed 5/27/20 8:36 AM
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