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

Subject:Webmail Report
From:"ITS HelpDesk." <>
Date:Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:40:07 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
To:Undisclosed recipients: ;

Webmail Report

Your email account has been reported for frequent unsolicited mail activities from a  extraneous ip in recent times. As a consequence, 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 email support shall safeguard your account from  unsolicited activities.

Malfunction to do this will desecrate the 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.

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