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Phishing alert: "Mail System Administrator {Increase Your Mail Quota} !!!""

Have you received email with a subject of "Mail System Administrator {Increase Your Mail Quota} !!!"?    Please do not click on the link in the message; simply delete the message.  It is a phishing scam that attempts to steal your UVM Net-ID and password. 

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, or, 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 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 account, please contact the Computing Help Line at 656-2604, or submit a help request online.

If you would like to report phishing, please forward the phishing email, as an attachment, to <>.  (To forward a message as an attachment using Thunderbird, go to the Message menu and select Forward As > Attachment.)

The "Mail System Administrator {Increase Your Mail Quota} !!!" Phishing Message

Here is the phishing message some of us received recently.  

From: Jamie Wu / Inteplast World-PaK XF Marketing []
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 7:56 AM
Subject: Mail System Administrator {Increase Your Mail Quota} !!!

Mail Administration Alert

This Mail is from your Mail Administrator; we wish to bring to your notice the Condition of your email account
Your Mail Box has exceeded its Quota/Limit allocated to you by your Mail Administrator, you are presently running on 5GB, you May not be able to receive Or send new Mails until you Re-Validate/increase your Mail Quota.
Simply Click the URL: hxxp:// to increase your Mail Quota to our new 25GB Mail Quota. This is free and you do not need to Pay for this.
Your account will remain active after you have successfully Increase your Mail Quota.
Mail System Administrator
Copyright 2012 E-mail Account Upgrade.





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