"Warning Notice" Email Scam
- By Dean Jay Williams
Have you received email with a subject of "Warning Notice"? Please do not click on the link in the message; 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, 123contactform.com or contactme.com, or if it contains UVM graphics and appears to come from a UVM email address.
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 "Warning Notice" Phishing Message
Here is the phishing message many of us received recently.
|From: Warning Department <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 14, 2012 5:18:26 PM EDT
Subject: Warning Notice
We detected irregular activity on your account on 12/09/2012. For your
protection, you must update your details before you can continue using
your email account. Please visit the link below in this message and
validate your details on our new server. As a result, we require you
to confirm and verify your account information by Clicking Here and
completing the confirmation process.
P.S. The Link in this message will expire within 72 hours.