Fraudulent Email Alert May 19, 2011

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account requires upgrading 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: UBC Webmail Service
Sent: Wed 18/05/2011 5:24 PM
Subject: Dear UBC Webmail User

Dear UBC Webmail User,

This is to Remind you about the new UBC Webmail interface, you are require to click on the below link, and log-in to upgrade your UBC webmail for the new secured UBC webmail interface.

LINK: http://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com/

Be Secure, Be Unique.

UBC Webmail Service.