Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account requires upgrading 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 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: University of British Columbia [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: January-30-11 9:17 AM
Subject: Upgrade Your Mailbox
Your mailbox has exceeded the limit of 20 GB, which is set by your manager, you are currently at 20.96 GB, you will not be able to create new e-mail to send or receive again until validate your mailbox. to re-validate your mailbox, you can click on this CLICK HERE
University Of British Columbia System Administrator
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