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Three Phishing Scams: "Important Notification For Your Email.", "Verify Your Webmail Account Now.", and "Read"

Have you received email with a subject of "Important Notification For Your Email." or "Verify Your Webmail Account Now." or "Read"?    Please do not click on the links in these messages; simply delete them.  Each one is a phishing scam

These messages, like any other emails that asks you to to enter your UVM password on a non-UVM web site, are phishing scams. 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 you've been directed there by an email that 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 "Verify Your Webmail Account Now." Phishing Message

Here is one of the phishing messages some of us received recently.  Note that the link would take you to a non-UVM web site, clasicpro.ro, which is located in Romania.  UVM will never ask you to "verify your account" -- or enter your UVM Net-ID and password for any reason -- on a web site other than uvm.edu. 

From: "support@uvm.edu" <supports@uvm.edu>
Date: November 3, 2012 8:34:09 AM EDT
To: first.last@uvm.edu
Subject: Verify Your Webmail Account Now.

This email is being sent to you because of violation security breach that was detected by our servers.
Our server detected that one of the messages you received from a contact has already infected your mail with a dangerous virus.

Please follow the link below to perform maintenance work needed to improve the protection of the email for us to verify and have your  account
cleared against this virus.

hxxp://clasicpro.ro/weblogin.uvm.edu/5dac5a8f25/

thanks
©2012 The University of Vermont



 

 

The "Important Notification For Your Email." Phishing Message

Here is another phishing message some of us received.  If you were to hover your cursor over "Click Here" in the original message, you would see that the link would take you to a non-UVM web site -- the same Romanian web site linked explicitly in the phishing message above.  UVM will never ask you to "verify your account" -- or enter your UVM Net-ID and password for any reason -- on a web site other than uvm.edu. 

From: "sfs@uvm.edu" <supports@uvm.edu>
Date: November 3, 2012 1:18:14 PM EDT
To: Recipients <supports@uvm.edu>
Subject: Important Notification For Your Email.

The University of Vermont

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to the new upgrade on our system
we would like you to upgrade your webmail
account now to the newest and faster
email service Click Here to Upgrade now

©2012 The University of Vermont

 

 

The "Read" Phishing Message

The message includes a PDF attachment, and the PDF file includes a link that would take you to a non-UVM web site.  It is never a good idea to open an attachment that you weren't expecting -- it could be a malicious file that would infect your computer.  UVM will never ask you to "verify your account" -- or enter your UVM Net-ID and password for any reason -- on a web site other than uvm.edu. 

Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:17:29 +0100
Subject: Read
From: "helpdesk@uvm.edu" <rep.csc1@gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Please find important message in PDF

Your email has reached its maximum quota of 50MB storage; you might not receive further emails. Visit the URL below or copy and paste into your browser login and follow the instruction to up-grade for more storage space

www.hostarkansas.com/Formaker/use/mail/form1.html

Ensure to click log out if using a public computer. University Support

 

 


 

 

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