Beware of phishing email “Email Account Upgrade”

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

As usual, never reply to these emails. Delete them. This one is fairly clever complete with a spoofed email address.

Sample below although there could be variations:

Dear Email Account Owner,
This message is from myWaterloo Webmail messaging center to all email account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all our myWaterloo and other personal email accounts to create more space for new accounts.
To prevent your myWaterloo and personal account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it’s a presently used account. We have been sending this notice to all email account owners and this is the last notice/verification exercise.
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
Email Username :…………………………………..
EMAIL Password :……………………………..
Date of Birth :………………………………………..
Department:………………………………….
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
Thank you for using myWaterloo!!
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
Thanks,
Waterloo Email/Nexus Portal Upgrade Team

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