Fraudulent Email Alert January 13, 2011

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account is being deactivated and directing them to submit CWL or login information have been reported. UBC IT never initiates unsolicited requests for usernames, passwords or any other personal information. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information. Instead, please forward a copy of the email including full headers to security@ubc.ca and then delete it from your Inbox or mobile phone. If you think you may have submitted your CWL or login account credentials, go to myAccount and login and change your password immediately. Please remember to notify security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your CWL account.

For your reference, a copy of the fraudulent email is included below:

From: University Of British Columbia [mailto:zezo————-x@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: January-13-11 5:13 AM
Subject: Mail Quota Exceeded

Your mailbox has exceeded the limit of 20 GB, which is as set by your manager, you are currently at 20.9GB, you will not be able to create new e-mail to send or receive again until you validate your mailbox.To re-validate your mailbox, you can click on this CLICK HERE

Thanks
University Of British Columbia System Administrator