Beware of Latest UWO Email Phishing Scam

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From: Western University []
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:05 PM
To: Recipients
Subject: ACCOUNT UPGRADE!!!!!!!!



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 webmail

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 @UOW.CA webmail users.

Please follow the link below to perform maintenance work needed to

improve the protection of the webmail for us to verify and have your

account cleared against this virus.


Click Here


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.


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The Office of Communications and Public Affairs
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Tel: 519-661-2111

This is an Administrative Message from a Admin server, It is
not spam. From time to time, Admin server will send you
such messages in order to communicate important information about your subscription.

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