Fraudulent Email Alert October 19, 2010

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account is being deactivated 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: Admin [mailto:johndeere2@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: October-19-10 10:28 AM
To: ;@smtp103.sbc.mail.re3.yahoo.com
Subject: account termination

Dear ubc.ca Mail User,

Due to the congestion in all ubc.ca mail users accounts, the ubc.ca
mail team would be shutting down all unused accounts. In order to avoid
the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by
filling out your Login Info below . The personal information requested are
for the safety of your ubc.ca mail account. Please Fill all information
requested.

Username:…………………………………
Password:…………………………………
Date Of Birth: ……………………………
Country Of Residence:………………………

After you must have followed the instructions in the sheet, your ubc.ca
mail account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thank
you for your usual co-operation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

ubc.ca Mail Customer Care
Contact date: 10-19-2010