University of Vermont

"Attn:Dear Valued Suscriber" Phish Swims Again

If you've received email with the subject, "Attn:Dear Valued Suscriber," "Dear Valued UVM.EDU Suscriber," or "Dear Valued Subscriber," please delete it.  It is a scam.  Do not click on the link in the message. 

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.)

 

Here are three samples showing variations of the Dear Valued Subscriber scam:

 

From: "Maricela Lovera Sanchez" <mlovera@gruporimsa.com.mx>
Subject: Attn:Dear Valued Suscriber,
Date: April 24, 2013 7:39:26 PM EDT



Your E-mail Account needs to be updated with our F-Secure R-HTK4S new version anti-spam/anti-virus/anti-spyware. Please click this link below: hxxp://infomailaccount777.webs.com/

We Are Sorry For Any Inconvenience.

Regards,
WEBMAIL ADMINISTRATOR
Copyright 2013
All rights reserved.ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved

 

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From: "Maricela Lovera Sanchez"
Subject: Dear Valued Suscriber,
Date: March 25, 2013 8:15:00 PM EDT


Your E-mail Account needs to be updated with our F-Secure R-HTK4S new version anti-spam/anti-virus/anti-spyware. Please click this link below: hxxp://customercareaccountinfo.webs.com/

We Are Sorry For Any Inconvenience.

Regards,
WEBMAIL ADMINISTRATOR
Copyright 2013
All rights reserved.ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved

 

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Subject:    Dear Valued UVM.EDU Suscriber,
Date:    Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:27:24 -0400
From:    UVM.EDU Customer Care
Reply-To:    upgradeaccount2012@live.com

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Your E-mail Account needs to be updated with our F-Secure R-HTK4S new  
version anti-spam/anti-virus/anti-spyware. Please click

this link below:hxxp://customercareaccountinfo.webs.com/

We Are Sorry For Any Inconvenience.

Regards,
WEBMAIL ADMINISTRATOR
Copyright 2013
All rights reserved.ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved