The following e-mail threatening suspension of W&L e-mail accounts is fraudulent. If you receive such an e-mail, do not click on the link. Forward the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and delete it. If you have already divulged your password in response to this fraudulent message, please contact the Information Desk (540-458-4357 or email@example.com).
From: Information Technology Services [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:41 PM
Subject: Security Alerts
Dear Webmail user,
We are currently engaged in webmail maintenance service. As Webmail user,
you are required to confirm your continued usage of your WLU Webmail.
Failure to confirm your WLU Webmail will lead to service suspension. Click
on the link below and fill the Computer Helpdesk Helpform to confirm your
Information Technology Services,
Washington and Lee University.
Some members of the W&L community have received the following fraudulent e-mail. Please be cautious about clicking links in e-mail, or providing confidential information in response to such e-mails. Forward any unwanted e-mails to email@example.com , which will help W&L’s automated automated service to identify and block fraudulent and unwanted e-mail. If in doubt about the authenticity of any message, contact the Information Desk (540-458-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
From: Helpdesk Office
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 7:03 AM
Subject: UPDATE YOUR WEBMAIL NOW
Dear Webmail User,
With Due respect, The Webmail Technical Crew is Presently Under going
Account’s Update which will help the Webmail service to be very much Active
and better and your Account that has Exceeded it’s Quota’s. You are hereby
Requested to Update your Account Now in order not to loose your webmail
Account, To Update your Account now do make sure you
UPDATE YOUR WEBMAIL NOW
Failure to Update your webmail account Now will resolve to Loosing your
WEBMAIL TECHNICAL CREW
Some members of the W&L have received the following fraudulent e-mail. If you receive this or similar fraudulent messages, please forward to email@example.com and then delete the original message. If you have any questions about the authenticity of a message, contact the Information Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org or x4357).
Dear Web-Mail User,
We have discovered that hackers have developed a program for hacking into our users’ Web-Mail accounts without passwords. They use these Web-Mail accounts to send scam mails, and for other on-line crimes. Therefore, we want to delete all Web-Mail accounts that are affected. Please click on the link below to confirm that you are an active, unaffected user. Only this will prevent your Web-Mail account from being deleted!
We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause you!
POWERED BY GOOGLE.
Some W&L faculty and staff have received an e-mail purporting to be from the IRS, prompting the recipient to click a link to view his or her tax statement.
The e-mail is a scam, and the link is actually to a program that could threaten your computer and data. If you have clicked the link, please contact the Information Desk (email@example.com or x4357) for assistance.
Please forward all suspicious e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org to help prevent similar messages from being delivered to W&L faculty and staff.