IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject 'Skrill account was deactivated!', January 16th

First Posted: Friday, 16th January 2015, 12.20pm

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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From: Skrill
Subject: Skrill account was deactivated!

Dear Customer,

Your Skrill account was deactivated for safety reasons.

To reactivate the account it will be needed a verification of your account.

In order to reactivate your account you will need to follow the next steps:

- Download the Skrill_Verify.html attached to this e-mail.

- You will need to open this form into a browser (recomended Mozilla Firefox).

- Follow the instructions on the screen.

With all the respect,

Skrill Verification Department.

--------------------End of Fraudulent Email Message--------------------