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:     Charles McAllister <>
Subject:     Important Message From Helpdesk!!
To: undisclosed Receipients

Dear Email Owner

You have exceeded the limit of your mailbox set by our IT Service, and from now you cannot be
receiving all incoming emails and also some of your outgoing emails will not be delivered and
LASTLY, your account will be 'DE-ACTIVATED' within 24 hours from now. To prevent this, you are
advised to click on the link below to reset your account. Failure to do this, will result to
limited access to your mailbox while your account will remain  IN-ACTIVE within the next 24 hours.
Click link:

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The content of this message may contain the private views and opinions of the sender and does not
constitute a formal view and/or opinion of the company unless specifically stated.
The contents of this email and any attachments may contain confidential and/or proprietary information,
and is intended only for the person/entity to whom it was originally addressed. Any dissemination,
distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.
If you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail
and delete this message and any attachments from your system.

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