IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email with subject 'Emergency Verification' , September 25th

First Posted: Tuesday, 25th September 2012, 10.15am

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 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.

IS Services


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Subject: Emergency Verification
From: Strickland, Tracey A. []

Dear Trinity College Dublin Webmail subscriber,

Your mailbox has exceeded its limit; your webmail is currently running 99.7% of its Quota limit of 100%. You cannot send or receive email properly until you have updated your webmail account. To update your
webmail account, click on the link below and paste in your browser to
request for upgrade.

We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you; we tend to serve you better.
Thanks for your co-operation
Webmail Management Team.


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