Fraudulent Email Alert – March 6, 2013

Fraudulent emails purportedly from Webmaster Abuse claiming that the user’s email inbox has been cited for high spam activity have been reported. The email contains a link for the user to an unknown website in order to prevent suspension of 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 security@ubc.ca 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 security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your UBC CWL account.

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

From: Abuse [mailto:xxxxx@xxxx.xxx.xx]
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:41 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: Webmail Abuse Notice?

Your email account has been reported for numerous spam activities from a foreign ip recently,Webmaster has received advice to suspend your account as your email account might have been compromised kindly fill out our abuse contact form HERE to confirm your true ownership of this account
Failure to do this will violate the Webmaster terms & conditions and will render your account inactive.
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