IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email from 'Carole Connelly' and with subject 'ATTENTION!!'

First Posted: Monday, 25th February 2013, 3pm

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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From: Connelly, Carole [Carole.Connelly@hants.gov.uk]
Sent: 22 February 2013 18:48
Subject: ATTENTION!!

This E-mail is sent by the HelpDesk Expert for IT Support system for Mailbox notification and update purposes. We are conducting an email sweep upgrade. So we are removing all unused email account to create more space on our database. So all users are to verify their email accounts. Please fill appropriately the information to verify your email account by clicking on the link below:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO VERIFICATION PAGE

Failure to do this will result to email de-activation within 72 Hours . Thank you for your understanding.
Copyright(c) 2013 Helpdesk Technical Support Centre.

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