Fraudulent Email Alert – March 1, 2013

Fraudulent emails purportedly from the Webmail Upgrade Team claiming to have detected a virus in the user’s email inbox have been reported. The email contains a link for the user to an unknown website in order to regain access to their email account.

Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information.

If you are affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC), please forward a copy of the email including full headers to and then delete it from your Inbox or mobile phone. If you think you may have submitted your UBC CWL or login account credentials, go to myAccount and login and change your password immediately. Please remember to notify of the possible temporary breach of your UBC CWL account.

For your reference, a copy of the fraudulent email in included below:

Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 2:12 PM
Subject: System Help Desk

This message requires that you verify your mailbox and increase its quota. You are currently running on 23GB instead of 20GB Due To Hidden Files and Folders in Your Mailbox. You will be unable to receive new email, Loss Important Information in Your Mailbox/Or Cause Limited Access to It if not verified.
To complete this verification simply Click Here

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