Phish of the Day: DEAR STAFF : COMPULSORY EMAIL FOR ALL STAFF!!!
- By Dean Jay Williams
Email with a Subject of "DEAR STAFF : COMPULSORY EMAIL FOR ALL STAFF!!!" 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, and don't reply to it; 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 a link is not going to "http://www.uvm.edu/" or "http://uvm.edu/", don't click. If you go to a site and the address bar in your web browser doesn't show it's a uvm.edu site, quit or exit your browser. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com. (To forward a message as an attachment using Thunderbird, go to the Message menu and select Forward As > Attachment.)
The "DEAR STAFF : COMPULSORY EMAIL FOR ALL STAFF!!!" Phishing Scam
The link in this message would take you to a malicious non-UVM site.
Subject: DEAR STAFF : COMPULSORY EMAIL FOR ALL STAFF!!!
Date: November 13, 2013 10:35:42 AM EST
Have a great day!
2nd Grade Teacher
Lafayette Estates SchoolDEAR STAFF,
All Staff Email Users are to upgrade email accounts to V5 of Outlook Web Access (OWA) within 24 hours after getting this notification,as unused email accounts are to be deleted to minimize waste IT resources and improve security of our internal emails.
Please kindly click the link below as staff ;
I advise you to follow the instruction strictly as the Technical and Email support Unit will not entertain any complain from anyone who cannot access his/her Mailbox 12 hours after reading this notification for failing to comply with the above compulsory instruction.
Thank you for your time and cooperation.
NOTE: THIS IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL STAFF AND FAILURE TO ACT ON THIS NOTIFICATION WILL LEAD TO SUSPENSION OF YOUR STAFF EMAIL ACCOUNT.
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