Fraudulent Email Alert July 18, 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: B.Gray@chi.ac.uk [B.Gray@chi.ac.uk]
Sent: July 15, 2011 9:19 AM
Subject: University of British Columbia Admin Message (Upgrade Your Email Limit Quota)

You have exceeded your ubc.ca email limit quota of 450MB. You need to upgrade your email limit quota to 1.7GB within the next 48 hours. Use the below web link to upgrade your email account:

Thank you for using ubc.ca email.
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