Fraudulent Email Alert March 26, 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, 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 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: Webmail Messaging Center
Subject: Dear Webmail/E-mail user

Dear Webmail/E-mail user,
This message is from our Webmail Messaging Center to all our account owners.We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail center. We are deleting all unused webmail account to create more space for new accounts. To ensure that you do not experience service interruption
during this period; you will need to verify your webmail account details through the following:
1.Username :………………………………
2.Password :……………………………..
3.Date of Birth :………………………….
You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password that will only be valid during this period, and may be altered by this process. We very much regret any inconvenience this may cost you.Please reply to this message to enable us to give you better online services with
our new improved webmail functionality and improvements.