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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 http://wellness.uwo.ca
From:"ITS HelpDesk." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date:Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:40:07 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
To:Undisclosed recipients: ;
Your email account has been reported for frequent unsolicited mail activities from a extraneous ip in recent times. As a consequence, uwo.ca has acknowledged counsel to freeze your account. Notwithstanding, you might not be the one endorsing this unsolicited activities, as your email account might have been compromised. To shield your email account from sending unsolicited mails, you are to substantiate your authentic possession of this account by furnishing your Username:_______ And Password:______ as a response to this message. On acknowledge of the enquired information, the uwo.ca email support shall safeguard your account from unsolicited activities.
Malfunction to do this will desecrate the uwo.ca email terms & conditions. This will render your account dormant.
NOTE: You will be send a password reset message in next Three (3) working days after undergoing this process for security reasons.
Western University Web Mail HelpDesk.
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by hovering over the link and verifying that the site starts with http://www.uwo.ca/its/.