Fraudulent Email Alerts July 6, 2010

Fraudulent emails warning users that that their account is being deactivated or that their mailbox limits have been exceeded and directing them to submit personal 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, copies of the fraudulent emails are included below:

IT Service,

You have exceeded the limit of your mailbox set by your IT service provider, you will be unable to receive new emails. Just before
this message was sent, you are Currently running on 91624 KB, You have has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB..
To prevent this, please click to reset your account. CLICK HERE

NOTE: Your Webmail Account Expire in Two (2) Days. After you read this
message, it is best to REPLY with the required information to upgrade Mail
Box. Reply to this message immediately to Reactivate your Account.

Regards,
IT Service.

and

From: The University of British Columbia [mailto:webmaster@ubc.ca]
Sent: July-06-10 3:45 PM
Subject: Final Notice

The University of British Columbia

Deactivation of Your Webmail Account.

Kindly note that we recently did some maintenance on our database.During the maintenance there was an unusual responds code from your email account requesting for deactivation.Click the secure login link below to Verify to deactivate or keep your email account active or deactivate.

secure login:click here:

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