University of Vermont

Information Technology

"Webmail Account Warning" Email Scam

Did you receive an email with a Subject of "Webmail Account Warning"?  This message, like others that warn you to "verify," "validate," or "re-validate" your mailbox or your email account, or increase your quota, is a phishing scam -- an attempt to steal your UVM credentials (your Net-ID and password).   Please do not click on the link in the message; simply delete the email.  

Any 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.  Hover your cursor over links to see where they would take you; if it's not going to "http://www.uvm.edu/" or "http://uvm.edu/", don't click. 

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.

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 "Webmail Account Warning" Phishing Scam


Subject:    Webmail Account Warning
Date:    Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:30:44 +0000
From:    Layla Sacker <lsacker [at] scopus.vic.edu.au>

 
Webmail Account Warning

 
This mail is from Webmail Service; we wish to bring to your notice the
Condition of your email account.We have just noticed that you have exceeded your
email Database limit of 500 MB quota and your email IP is causing conflict because it
is been accessed in different server location. You need to Upgrade and expand your
email quota limit before you can continue to use your email.

Update your email quota limit to 2.6 GB, use the below web link:

 
========>   hxxp://webmasterrr.webs.com/
 


Failure to do this will result to email deactivation within 72 hours

Thank you for your understanding.

 
Copyright 2013

Technical Upgrading

 


 

 

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