IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent Email from 'Trinity College Technical Support Team'

 

First Posted: Thursday, 23rd December,9.45am

Several users have reported receiving the email outlined below. Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt. The email should be deleted. If you have replied to this email please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.

IS Services Helpdesk

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From: Trinity College Technical Support Team
To: username@tcd.ie
Subject: Scheduled Maintenance

Dear E-mail Subscriber,

This is to inform all Subscribers that our server upgrade/maintenance is scheduled for December 30 2010. You may experience login problems during this period. We are having congestion due to various anonymous account registrations and on this note, we are deactivating some accounts that are no longer active and your account may be deactivated if no action is taken.

To confirm and keep your E-mail account active during and after the upgrade and maintenance, you are advised to login immediately using the E-mail login below: http://95.211.18.141/~aak/ACCOUNTUPDATE/webmail.html

Your E-mail account will remain active after we have successfully upgraded our server. This is to help us serve you better. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your swift response to this notification.

Trinity College Technical Support Team

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