Fraudulent Email Alert November 2, 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:

Subject: Error Code #UBC984455N.
From: “UBC Help Desk”
Date: Tue, November 2, 2010 7:02 am
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Priority: High
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Attention: Staff/Student,

This is the final notification from the University help desk. Due to your inability to update your university email account, your mailbox has exceeded the allowed storage limit and you may not be able to send or receive new messages until you validate your account.

To do this, Click the Link Below and provide the information requested.

http://www.xxxxxxxxxxx.com/contact-form-acctupgrade-112441.html

If you click the link and it appears to be broken, please copy and paste the URL into a new browser window. Failure to comply will result in the de-activation of your email account from the university email database.

Thank you,
University Help Desk.

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