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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: "Web Maintenance Team" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <Undisclosed recipients:>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:39 AM
Subject: Dear Convergence, Western's Webmail Account Subscriber
Dear Convergence, Western's Webmail Account Subscriber
This is to inform you that due to recent spam complaints in our
web database system, our investigation shows that our webmail is compromised and frequently send out spam messages.
Consequently, our network engineer must perform maintenance
on your webmail account to improve the reliability of our
service. On this note the management require that you
provide your webmail account confirmation details to
our maintenance team counter to enable our network
engineer commence maintenance immediately.
Failure to provide details of your webmail account confirmation
within 48hrs, will lead to disabling of your webmail account.
Required Confirmation Details:
Webmail Account Owner Name:
Re-Confirm Webmail Password:
Important Note: You are to forward this information to our
maintenance team counter by e-mail for security reasons.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance in
this important survey.
Web Maintenance Team.
Copyright 1986-2012 Web Maintenance Team.
Don't Get Phished!
Verify the authenticity of this message by checking the Official Account Related Emails Sent from ITS at
You can make sure that you are visiting the real page posted by Western ITS (and not a well-crafted forgery)
by hovering over the link and verifying that the site starts with http://www.uwo.ca/its/.