HOAX e-mail - Subject: "Webmail Quota Has Exceeded The Set Limit"

HOAX e-mail - Subject: "Webmail Quota Has Exceeded The Set Limit"

HOAX e-mail. Do Not Respond.

Please do not respond to this e-mail.

You may have received an e-mail with the Subject "Webmail Quota Has Exceeded The Set Limit" (see the example below), please do not respond to the e-mail and delete it immediately. This is not a genuine e-mail from the University of Aberdeen. It is another example of a "phishing" e-mail.

If you reply, your computing account and e-mail could be compromised and you could potentially receive thousands of SPAM messages. If you have already replied and provided this information, please change your password immediately and contact the DIT Service Desk.

Please be on your guard for phishing e-mails. Phishing e-mails are designed to maliciously harvest personal details from you to either compromise your e-mail account or gain access to other personal data, such as banking details.

DIT or any genuine service would never send such unsolicited e-mails to you, requesting that you reply with password details. If in doubt, always contact the service directly as they will always provide another method of communication.

Should you have any concerns or queries please contact the DIT Service Desk:

    * Tel: 3636 (externally on: 01224 273636)
    * Web client: www.abdn.ac.uk/helpdesk/self-service
    * E-mail: servicedesk@abdn.ac.uk

Example of current "phishing" message :

-----Original Message-----
From: adriaanandlinda@cogeco.ca [mailto:adriaanandlinda@cogeco.ca] On Behalf Of University of Aberdeen
Sent: 16 September 2009 12:50
Subject: Webmail Quota Has Exceeded The Set Limit

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