IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email - Subject: Helpdesk update, August 23rd

First Posted: Tuesday, 23rd August 2011, 10.20am

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: Kaczmarek, Joanna []

Subject: Helpdesk update

Your mailbox is currently running 99.7% of its Quota limit of 100%. You cannot send or receive email until you have updated your mailbox account. To update your mailbox account, Click Here

failure to validate your account may result to loss of important information in your mailbox or cause limited access to it
We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you; we tend to serve you better.

Thanks for your co-operation.

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