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May 13 2012   4:03PM GMT

Scam email poses as account alert



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Tags:
Cybercrime
E-mail scam
Scam alert
FortBendNow.com

Source: FortBendNow.com

I sent this out to my entire staff at the school the other day after a staff member alerted me:

There is an email floating around that warns you to “Validate” an email account. The email is a phishing scam that attempts to get you to visit a form and input your email details including your password. If you receive an email similar to the one below, delete it immediately!

IT Service,

You have exceeded the limit of 23432 storage on your mailbox set by your WEBCTSERVICE/Administrator, and you will be having problems in sending and recieving mails Until You Re-Validate. To prevent this, please click on the link below to reset your account.

[URL deleted]

Failure to do this, will result in limited access to your mailbox Warning !!! Do not send your username and password via email.

Regards,

IT Service
System Administrator

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