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

Subject:     Dear Users!
Date:     Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:56:26 +0100
From:     Open Webmail Admin <festus.abonyi@unn.edu.ng>
Reply-To:     noreply@openweb.org
To:     undisclosed-recipients: ;

Dear users!

Information Technology Services (ITS) is in the process of updating
and maintenance of all e-mail accounts provide the ability to store a
large amount of e-mail traffic in your e-mail account, you will not be
able to send or receive messages, from 24th September 2013 to grow the
size of your mailbox and

Your account has been identified as one of the accounts to be updated
and maintained.

Please click on this link and follow the instructions:
http://0464-7652-02453.webs.com/

Minimum charge of his new e-mail account is set to 1000MB level.

WARNING! Account Holder refuses to update and maintain your account
within 24 hours from receipt of this notice can lose your account
permanently.

Sincerely,
Helpdesk

Don't Get Phished!

Verify the authenticity of this message by checking the Official Account Related Emails Sent from ITS at
http://www.uwo.ca/its/accounting/official-email/phishing/index.html
.
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/.

 

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