Phishing scam of the day: UPGRADE YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT
- By Dean Jay Williams
Have you received email with a subject of "UPGRADE YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT"? Please do not click on the link; simply delete the message. It is a phishing scam.
This message, like any other email that asks you to to enter your UVM password on a non-UVM web site, is a phishing scam. Do not click links in such messages and do not reply.
UVM will never ask you to enter your UVM Net-ID and password on a non-UVM web page -- even if it looks like a UVM page, and even if it's on a reputable site, such as Google Docs.
What to do if you've clicked on the link
If you've followed the link in the message, or replied to this email or one like it, you should change your password immediately at www.uvm.edu/account. Contact the UVM Computing Helpline if you need assistance changing your password.
For more information about phishing scams, view our Web page on protecting your NetID and password.
If you are ever uncertain about the legitimacy of an email message concerning your uvm.edu account, please contact the Computing Help Line at 656-2604, or submit a help request online.
The UPGRADE YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT Phishing Message
Here is the phishing message some people received today:
Subject: UPGRADE YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:54:55 +0530
From: WEB Service Center <email@example.com>
Organization: WEB Service Center
UPGRADE YOUR wemail.edu E-MAIL ACCOUNT.
Your email account will soon be suspended (Reason: Yearly quota maintenance).
To update your email account, please CLICK HERE immediately for reactivation of your mail
This mail is sent to you from our secured CSSD service Center. Please follow instruction on this
message and your account will be updated within 24hours.
We sincerely apologise for these unusual problem.
Thank you for using our online services.