Beware of Latest UWO Email Phishing Scam

One of the latest Phishing Emails on campus looks something like the email below. Do not respond to it. It is a phishing email and not from Western. For more information on phishing, please see

From:     Western University <>
Subject:     Western University ,Information Technology Services.
Date:     Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:44:52 +0100
To:     You <>
Western University
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
web-mail with a dangerous virus.

You can no longer be allowed to send messages or files to other
users to prevent the spread of virus to other web-mail
users. Please follow the link below to perform maintenance work needed
to improve the protection of the web-mail for us to verify and have your
account cleared against this virus.


WARNING!!! E-MAIL OWNERS who refuses to upgrade his or her
account within 48hrs after notification of this update will permanently
be deleted from our data base and can also lead to malfunctioning of
the client or user's account and we will not be responsible for loosing
your account.

Hoping to serve you better.
Webmail Upgrade Support Team © 2013,
Western University.

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