Fraudulent emails warning users that their webmail account is being deactivated and directing them to click on a link and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com of the possible temporary breach of your CWL account.
For your reference, a copy of the fraudulent email is included below:
From: The University of British Columbia [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 03:23 PM
The University of British Columbia
Dear Web mail User,
Due to congestion in all The University of British Columbia!webmail users accounts,The University of British Columbia!would be shutting down some unused webmail account.In order to avoid the deactivation of your webmail account,you will have to confirm that is a present use account by clicking the secure Link Below.The personal information requested is for the safety of your account. Please leave all information requested.
secure login:click here
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