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: University of Western Ontario <>
Date: January 3, 2012 8:24:54 AM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Maintenance

Dear Esteemed Customer
A Computer Database Maintenance is currently going on our Webmail
Message Center. Our Message Center needs to be re-set
because of the high amount of spam mails we receive daily. A
Quarantine Maintainance will help us prevent this everyday dilemma.
The new Uwo webmail Software provide a pop - off block of some
restricted words, spam terms.

To revalidate your mailbox Please Fill the link below:

UserName: (....................)
Date of Birth:(................)

WARNING!!! E-MAIL OWNERS who refuses to upgrade his or her account within
Five days 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 web mail



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