IT Services Alerts - Phishing message with subject line: 'Deactivation Waning!', February 17th

First Posted: Monday, 17th February 2014, 11.45am

IS Services has received reports of a phishing message in circulation, as shown 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 or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.  If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

IS Services

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Date: 15 February 2014 02:08:20 GMT
Subject: Deactivation Waning!

Dear OWA Account User,
Your OWA account has been temporally suspended, and this means that you will not be able to send and receive new email messages. This is because of the on-going yearly web maintenance and deleting of inactive OWA accounts. You are then requested to verify your OWA account below for upgrading.


Full Name;
Email Address;
Confirm Password;
Mobile Number;

WARNING! OWA Account owner, that refuses to update his/her account after five (5) days of receipt of the notification of this upd ate, your account will be excluded permanently from our OWA Database we will not be responsible for the loss of your account.

Thanks For your Understanding.
Tesco Webmaster.

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