Fraudulent Email Alert March 5, 2010

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

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

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Update From University of British Columbia
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 23:50:09 +0000
From: Jeffrey Jolliffe

Dear Webmail User,

We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance and upgrade of our Webmail service
and as a result of this our webmail client has been changed and your original password will reset. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To maintain your Webmail account, you must reply to this email, immediately and enter your current password here (…)Failure to do this within 48 hours will immediately render your webmail account deactivated from our database. Your response should be send to the following e-mail address.

Your Admin Manager:

Thank you for using the webmail account!

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