IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent Email from 'Trinity College Dublin - The University of Dublin, Ireland', February 24th

First Posted: 2pm, Thursday 24th February 2011

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 Dublin - The University of Dublin, Ireland
Subject: E-Mail Account upgrading Welcome to Trinity College Dublin - The University of Dublin, Ireland @ 2011

Welcome to Trinity College Dublin - The University of Dublin, Ireland

Dear Email subscriber

 We would like to inform you that we are currently
 carrying out scheduled maintenance and upgrade of
 our account service and as a result of this your
 accounts have to be upgraded.
 We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 To maintain your account, you must reply to
 this email immediately and enter information below:

Username :

Password:

 Failure to do this within 72 hours will immediately render your
 account deactivated from our database.
 Thank you for using our Services!!!!!!
 "WEB-MAIL SUPPORT
 � WEB-MAIL ACCOUNT ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved.
 E-Mail Account upgrading Welcome to Trinity College Dublin - The
University of Dublin, Ireland @ 2011

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