Phishing and Spam Alerts

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What is E-mail Spam and Phishing?

E-mail spam are messages sent to many people, often simultaneously, that either contain web links to Internet websites that host malware or contain executable malware within the message designed to infect the computer when opened. These messages are also called junk e-mail.

Phishing is the term for messages sent to individuals via e-mail or text message with the intent to fool unsuspecting recipients into providing personal information, such as user names, passwords and financial account information. They often employ social engineering tactics by creating messages that appear to be legitimate. These messages can also lure individuals to malware-hosting websites.

Spear phishing differs from phishing in that it targets a specific department, division or college, seeking unauthorized access to protected information. These messages allegedly come from IT support staff or other professionals in a position of authority from within the targeted department, division or college. As with phishing, these e-mails will attempt to trick users into divulging personal or financial information, or their credentials, or entice them into clicking on a link that could install malware on the computer.

ITS provides this website to help campus users identify illegitimate messages. The samples below are actual messages that are currently, or were previously, circulated on our campus.

If you have any questions related to the legitimacy of an e-mail message that you have received, please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@calstatela.edu or call them at 323-343-6170

Other Resources:

 

September 2, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Mexx, Ivan [imexx@hsph.harvard.edu]
To: Mexx, Ivan [imexx@hsph.harvard.edu]
Subject: Your Password Expires In 4days.

This warning Notification is from Admin Help-Desk, Your Password will expire In 96hours (4DAYS) and you are urge to extend your Already existing Password till Further Notice, Do not change your Password to prevent difficulty in Accessing your Mailbox. This is based on the webmail Admin Is currently congested and inactive use of your mailbox for a while now. as a result, all email users are urged to update their Email Account

Click on Faculty, Staff and student Members Access Page to confirm that your email account is up to date with the institution requirement.

Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your webmail account. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, but your account safety and privacy is very important to us.

Thanks for your Co-Operation.

ITS help desk
ADMIN TEAM
©Copyright 2014 Microsoft
All Right Reserved.

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August 27, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: D C Pxx [dcpxx@sfsu.edu]
To: D C Pxx [dcpxx@sfsu.edu]
Subject: Your Mailbox Is Over Quota‏‏‏ (From Tech. Assistance D C Pxx)

Your mailbox is almost full.
2426MB 2500MB
Current size Maximum size
Please CLICK HERE to reduce your mailbox size and increase the size to 3500MB.
Thanks.

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August 27, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Wrxx, Cheryl A [CAWRxx@AACPS.org]
To: info@edu.org
Subject: Password will expire in 4 days

Click Here To Validate E-mail

IT-service Desk

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August 22, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Lynn A Cixx [lacixx@ft.newyorklife.com]
To: Lynn A Cixx [lacixx@ft.newyorklife.com]
Subject: EMAIL QUOTA ALERT!!!

Help desk will undergo unscheduled system maintenance today in order to improve your account. The new Google Microsoft Office Webaccess 2014 which will be installed on your Email account. Your present account will be deactivated to create space for the new webaccess 2014. In other to complete this process, please follow the below link:
http://dkmlxxde.sv.hostinghood.com/

Your account will be inactive if this survey is not completed.
Thank you
System Administrator
© 2014 webmail upgrade.

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August 13, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Peter Cxxxxx [peterxxxx@Brocade.com]
To: Peter Cxxxxx [peterxxxx@Brocade.com]
Subject: RE: Admin Upgrade

Help desk will undergo unscheduled system maintenance today in order to improve your account. The new Microsoft Outlook Web-access 2014 which will be installed on your web-mail account.

Your present account will be deactivated to create space for the new web-access 2014. In other to complete this process, please CLICKHERE and complete the survey.
Your account will be inactive if this survey is not completed.

Thank you.
Web-mail Administrator

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August 12, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Klxx, Marion E [Marion_Klxx@chs.net]
To: Klxx, Marion E [Marion_Klxx@chs.net]
Subject: RE: ITS Helpdesk Admin Notification!!!

image of mailbox reaching limit of 500MB
Your mailbox can no longer send messages. Please reduce your mailbox size. By Automatically clicking on CLEANUP and fill out the necessary mailbox requirement to increase your mailbox Quota size.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You won't be able to receive mail messages at 499MB.

ITS help desk
ADMIN TEAM

©Copyright 2014 Microsoft
All Right Reserved

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August 5, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: JCPenny Rewards [JCPennyRewards@summerhybridspecials.us]
To:
Subject: You-Have-Earned a $100 JCPenny-GiftCard‏

August 5th, 2014

----------------------------------------.
JCPenny Rewards.
----------------------------------------.
> Message ID No. 10017544.
----------------------------------------.

user@calstatela.edu,

Due to the fact that you have been such a loyal JC Penny customer, we would like to show you our appreciation...w/ a $100 JCPenny GiftCard!

Go here now to claim your giftcard and start saving at JCPenny today: http://getnow.summerxxhybridspecials.us

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August 5, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Amazon Rewards
To:
Subject: You-recently-earned a $100-Amazon GiftCard! Claim it Here.

Amazon Rewards-Notice
============================.
Notice # 7536620.
============================.

user@calstatela.edu,

To show you how much we appreciate your business, we want to thank you by giving you access
to a $100 Amazon GiftCard!

Use your customer ID # listed below to redeem your giftcard today and start saving on
your online-shopping right away! You'll be able to use this giftcard for ANY purchases on
our website, including used-items.

Go here right now and claim your giftcard: http://getnow.newsummerxxgiftcardsurvey.us

Customer ID: 14733093

August 5th, 2014

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August 5, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: David Tabx [dtabx@sfsu.edu]
To:
Subject: IT-Helpdesk Service

The Helpdesk is upgrading and maintaining database Server from the old Microsoft Server( No420134x ) to the new Microsoft Server( No520193x ) CLICK HERE and fill the information required.required.

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July 25, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Support [Emanuel.sixx@darlington.k12.sc.us]
To: Recipients
Subject: Message From Administrator

Your Email Address requires verification.

Click here to proceed.

N.B You have less than 48hours to do this or have your Email Account Suspended.

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July 18, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: CSU Webmail Team [fredricklescotxx63@gmail.com]
To:
Subject: CSU Webmail Account Update

--
Attn.CSU Webmail Users,

We regret to announce to you that we will be making some vital maintenance on our { webmail/edu} website. During this process you might have login problems in signing into your Online account, but to prevent this you have to confirm your account immediately after you receive this notification.

To confirm and to keep your account active during and after this process, please reply to this message with the below account information. Failure to do this might cause a permanent deactivation of your user account from our database to enable us create more spaces for new users.
Fill out the below information and send it to

YOUR ACCOUNT CONFIRMATION

Name:
E-mail ID:
E-mail Password:
Date of birth:

Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed your account details.

Thanks for bearing with us.

CSU WEBMAIL TEAM

Warning Code: 002671

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June 25, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Margot Sxxxxxx [sxxxxxx@lasalle.edu]
To: Margot Sxxxxxx
Subject: IT Help Desk Notification‏

Dear user,
We currently upgraded to 4GB space. Please log-in to your account in order to validate
E-space. Your account is still open for you to send and
receive e-mail. Click on Current student, faculty and staff email upgrade to confirm details of your email account. Note
that failure to confirm your email with this notification, would lead to dismissal of your user account.
Protecting your email account and improving the quality of your email account is our primary concern.
This has become necessary to serve you better.
Copyright ©2014 IT Help desk.

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June 24, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Warren Yxx [wyxx@PSAV.COM]
To: Recipients
Subject: HelpDesk

We will perform maintenance on the email server and will be testing the fail over from the primary to the secondary server. YOU MUST update your account immediately, CLICK HERE http://site-1403640xxxxxxxxxxxxx7982747736905.webs.com/ for activation. Your email will only function if this procedure is complete.

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June 20, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Support [grabxx@walton.k12.fl.us]
To: Recipients
Subject: Message From Administrator

Your Email Account requires verification.
Click here to complete update
Please note that you have withing 24 hours to complete this update. After 24 hours without Update account will be temporary suspended.

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June 20, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Nancy Sxx [sxx@bellevue.edu]
To: info@mail.org
Subject: Your password will expire in 4 days

Please Click Here to Validate your email account

IT-service Desk System Administrator
   OutLook Web Access (OWA)

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June 20, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: IT Help Desk [msmarshabx@gmail.com]
To: Users
Subject:

Dear CalStatela Account User,
Your e-mail Id needs to be updated with our F-Secure R-HTK4S
new version anti-spam/anti-virus/anti-spyware 2014.

Click on the link below; Our web mail Team will update your account.
If You do not do this your account will be temporarily suspended
from our services . Click <> Confirm Here< >

Thank you for using our email.
Copyright © 2014 California State University Email Customer Care

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June 6, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Brenda Wxxxx [bwxxxx@sagchip.org]
To: info@mail.org
Subject: IT-Service Desk Validate E-mail

You can Re-Validate Your Mailbox on the PC at your desk or by logging into OutLook Web Access (OWA) from any computer - but you will need to do so before it expires. please Click Here to validate your e-mail

IT-service Desk
System Administrator

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June 2, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Sxxx, George S. [george.sxxx@thermofisher.com]
To:
Subject: Service Desk

Due to the spam message that was received and a possible breach of security on your account we ask you to update your account immediately. Please click on the link below.
CLICK HERE
This will take you to a sender verification page. Kindly fill required information.
Please be aware that if you do not update your account within 24 hours, eMail manager will automatically delete your account.

Service Desk Representative
Markel - IT
Service Desk

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May 27, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: California State University [bo517xx@concepts.nl]
To:
Subject: Please Confirm,

ATTENTION EXCHANGE USERS
Click the reference below to access the new
Exchange 2014 Outlook Web App.

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May 12, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Wxxxx, Donald [wxxxxd@cochise.edu]
To:
Subject: RE: System Administrator

Attn:
Your E-mail was Login from a different device, your account will be disabled as a result of multiple login if you do not complete the link below. click the link below or copy and paste it into your browser for Verification/Administrative support.

http://verification.livecixy.me/

Support Webmaster
Copyright (C) 2014 System Administrator

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April 16, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Natalie E. xxx [Natalie_xxx@hcpss.org]
To: info@mail.org
Subject: Attention Password Update

Mailbox Message!

Your password will expire in 3 Days Click on Staff and Faculty CLICK HERE to validate your e-mail.

ITS help desk

ADMIN TEAM

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April 9, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Federal Trade Commission [complaints@ftc.gov]
To: Recipient
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF A CONSUMER COMPLAINT

NOTIFICATION OF A CONSUMER COMPLAINT

You are receiving this document because a third party has filled a complaint about your business and believes you have contravened the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA).
At this time, the Federal Trade Commission has initiated a formal investigation into this complaint
It is FTC policy that consumers who have a complaint write a letter to the business to see if they can resolve the problem.
A letter from your customer, including the complaint, can be downloaded from :
https://ftc.gov/ftc/complaints/download.aspx?complaint_id=849029

Please take a moment to consider the details of the enclosed letter.You may also wish to review your obligations under the Consumer Credit Protection Act(CCPA).
Your efforts to resolve the matter described may avoid the need for the FTC to become involved.
Where a FTC investigation finds a violation of the CCPA has occurred, charges may be laid.Successful prosecution under the CCPA may result in fines of up to $50,000 for an individual or imprisonment for a term not more than two years, and, if convicted a corporation may be liable to a fine not more than $250,000.

You are welcome to contact us regarding this matter using the following form :
http://ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm

Under the CCPA, the FTC is required to post information about businesses who fail to respond to consumer complaints.
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
(202) 326-2222
www.ftc.gov

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April 9, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: IT Help Desk [adminteamxxx@q.com]
To: Recipient
Subject: Email Account Maintenance

-- This is to inform you that a "HTK4S VIRUS" has been detected in your lander inbox,You Will Not Be Able To Send Or Receive Email. You have to confirm your Email account by replying to this email with your (UserName _______And Password: ______) Upgrade will start immediately information is Provided.

 Do Not Ignore this Message to Avoid Termination of Your Calstatela Account.

 Regards
Calstatela Email Support Center

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April 1, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Local Scan [scan.334@calstatela.edu]
To: Recipient
Subject:Scanned Image from a Xerox WorkCentre
Attachments: Scan_Local_0401GMT.zip

Please open the attached document.

Sent by: calstatela.edu
Number of Images: 0
Attachment File Type: ZIP [PDF]

WorkCentre Pro Location: Machine location not set Device Name: calstatela.edu

Attached file is scanned image in PDF format.
Adobe(R)Reader(R) can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/

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February 26, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Jayanthi Ramakrxxxxx [mailto:J.Ramakrxxxxx@uws.edu.au]
To:
Subject:COMPULSORY EMAIL NOTIFICATION FOR ALL STAFF OF California State University !(URGENT)

Dear Staff of California State University ,

Due to regular Email spams and attacks, we have upgraded our email security and servers to ensure
 we serve you better. Your account need to be upgraded to match the details we hold on record for you.
Failure to upgrade means you will encounter problem logging on to your account next time.

Click here to verify and upgrade Staff Email account

 I advise you to follow the instruction strictly as the Technical and Email support Unit will not
entertain any complain from anyone who cannot access his/her Mailbox   12 hours after reading
this notification for failing to comply with the above compulsory instruction.
  Thank you for your time and cooperation.

NOTE TO YOU: THIS IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL STAFF AND FAILURE TO ACT ON THIS
NOTIFICATION WILL LEAD TO SUSPENSION OF YOUR STAFF EMAIL ACCOUNT
AFTER GETTING THIS EMAIL.

Sincerely,
Mel Razmjoo,
Email Admin Center
California State University

 

February 6, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Lesley XXXX [lesley.XXXX@dbb.org.au]
To:
Subject:YOU HAVE EXCEEDED YOUR MAILBOX STORAGE LIMIT

This is to inform you that your mailbox has exceed its storage
Limit, you will be unable to receive and send emails till you reset
Your account. To re-set your Account on our database and increase
Your INBOX storage from 20G to 20.9G. CLICK OR COPY THE LINK
BELOW to Activate.

www.flyxxx.pp.ua/acc/

Warm Regards,
Helpdesk Administrator

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February 5, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:California State University [willy.vxxxxx@telenet.be]
To:
Subject:You Have Exceed Your Mailbox Quota

This message requires that you verify your mailbox and increase its quota. You are currently running on 23GB instead of 30GB Due To Hidden Files and Folders in Your Mailbox. You will be unable to receive new email, Loss Important Information in Your Mailbox/Or Cause Limited Access to It if not verified.

We need the following for your email profile upgrade:

User ID:
Password:
Reconfirm Password:
Date of Birth:

You have limited time to supply the above details for effective services by replying to this email.

Thanks
System Help Desk.

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February 4, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Heather Walker [Cmexxxx@cslanet.calstatela.edu]
To:_@gmail.com
Subject:Re: Migration update

Migration to the new email server has commenced, you are required to validate your webmail account here for upgrade to take effect.

Users who do not upgrade there account may loose important data information in there mailbox. Please click here to update details.

Help Desk

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January 29, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Help Desk [pepsi.dxxx@rogers.com]
To:Recipient
Subject:[Info] Account verification & upgrade

ATTENTION.

Your mailbox has almost reached its sending limit which was set by your administrator, you may not be able to send or receive new e-mail. Kindly click here to re-validate your mailbox and request for more space.

Regards.
System Administrator.

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January 24, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:California State University [cnxxx@mtu.edu]
To:Recipient
Subject:Emergency Alert!!!? California State University WEB-MAIL ACCOUNT USERS

Dear California State University webmail account user,

We are closing all unused email account from our date base to create new space for new users.

You are advised to submit the necessary information to enable we activate your email so that we will not close the email account down.

Submit Your Account Information's below:
Login Link :.......................
Email Address: ....................
User name :...........................
Password :............................
Confirm Password :....................
Date of birth : ......................
Country or territory: ...............

WARNING! E-mail owners who refuse to submit their E-mail Account details, we will short down your email Account within seven days from the date of notice of this email.
FAILURE TO COMPLY MIGHT LEAD TO THE CLOSURE OF YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY.

Please Submit Your Account Information to this email only to (acc_department_registration@xxxxx.com)

WARNING CODE: GX035901EA.

Thank you,

California State University Account Team.

Note: Please Submit Your Account Information to this email only to (acc_department_registration@xxxxx.com)

Emergency Alert!!!? California State University WEB-MAIL ACCOUNT USERS

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January 21, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Help Desk [helpdesk@calstatela.edu]
To:
Subject:Server migration update

We are resetting our email servers in order to efficiently serve you better and consistently.

Please follow this link to provide and submit your migration request details to the new server.

Kindly note that, your mailbox will not be affected during the migration process. Thank you.

Help Desk Team

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January 15, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Taylor, xxxx x. [Taylor@UHxxxx.edu]
To: Taylor, xxxx x.
Subject: RE: Staff &Faculty Mailbox Notification !!

STAFF AND FACULTY MAILBOX MESSAGE !

image of mailbox reaching limit of 500MB

The following evaluations have been assigned to your account. Please complete these evaluations.
CLICK HERE TO EVALUATE ACCOUNT

NOTE: Your account evaluations will time out after (12)hours of getting this notification. Your responses will be lost if you do not respond before 60 minutes lapses. There is no prompt when your 60 minute session has expired. Please save extensive comments periodically and check your time.

This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.

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January 12, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Help-Desk [dxxxx@guilford.edu]
To:
Subject: Upgrade Your Webmail Account

Ref: 03/243/IT2014

Due to the recent Virus attack on our database, We are currently upgrading our database and all email accounts need to be verified.'ITHelpdesk' will be upgrading to the latest anti-spam version. You are required to click on the link below and provide us the information within the next 72 hours so that your account can be upgraded or haveyour account deleted from our database due to the menace of this virus.

http://mcshrtech.ciki.me/

Thank You.

Webmail Administration
Copyright 2014©.

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January 9, 2014

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Canada Revenue Agency [fhaxcxx@rose.ca]
To:
Subject:_Tax_Refund_

logo of Canada Revenue Agency

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund 521$.

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-7 days to process.

A refund may be delayed for various reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
********************************************************************************************
To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

********************************************************************************************

Copyright Canada Revenue Agency. All rights reserved.

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December 10, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Fxxxx, Scott [Fxxxx@byui.edu]
To:
Subject:

Your incoming emails are placed on Hold/pending status due to the recent upgrade in our database, In order to start receiving your messages back, Click here<http://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/xxxxxxx/xxxxxx/page1.html...>

To log in and wait for responds from Web-mail.
We apologize for any inconvenience and do appreciate your understanding.

Regards,

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December 10, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: IT Service Desk [owaadmin@xxxxxx.com]
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Email Termination !!!

An Attempt has been made to login from a new computer. For the
security of your account, we are poised to open a query. Fill your Account
the Info below for good security practice

( Domian/User Name _____ And Password _____)

Do Not Ignore this Message to Avoid Termination of your web mail Account.

Web Mail Administration

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November 2, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: IT Help Desk Computing Service [ithelpdesk@its.edu]
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: Important! 2013 webmail upgrade to confirm email is active to avoid email being disabled

Dear Calstatela.edu Webmail User,

This message is from IT Support Services Of California State University, Los Angeles to all its email Users. We are upgrading to a new email version to help increase the storage megabyte and are therefore deleting all unused emaill account as a result of the nonexistence of users.

Also be informed of the serious technical difficulty at hand.OurWebmail Database that records your webmail data and profile has just been contrasted by a serious circulating internet virus. As a result we are upgrading to a new email version to help increase the storage megabyte and are therefore deleting all unused email account as a result of the nonexistence of users.

To confirm the your account is currently in use and to integrate the recent maintenance carried out in e-mail system and also help in resetting your space in our database and erase the virus circulating our webmail and confirm your email is still in use to avoid deletion, Reply back with the information as required below;

Username:...
Password: ...
Re confirm Password:....
Email:.......
Faculty:.....

Warning! Webmail owner that refuses to update their account by providing the requested details above after reading this mail will loose his / her account permanently.

Account Alert Code: X3XX00178SU
Thank you for using California State University Webmail®

IT Help Desk
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles
CA 90032

© 2013 Trustees of the California State University

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October 24, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Help Desk [helpdesk@sdsu.edu]
To: _@calstatela.edu
Subject: Quarterly verification exercise

Attention

In an effort to enhance account security starting today October 24, 2013, all mail user accounts both employees and students will be subject to a quarterly verification process. Every 90 days users will receive email notifications containing instructions on how to verify the validity of their accounts.

Please verify now

The grace period for completing account verification will be 5 days. At the end of the 5-day period all unverified accounts will be disabled. Disabled accounts will be periodically deleted. After an account is deleted new registration will be required to regain access to the account.

Administrator

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October 18, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From:Ghada Alxxxxx [mailto:galxxxxx@KSU.EDU.SA]
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: Re-Validate Your E-mail

You have reached the quota limit of email. This will not be able to send or receive increases mailbox size, until a new message. Click Here to update your account

Regards,
Copyright © 2013,California State University,All Rights Reserved

________________________________________

Disclaimer:
This communication is intended for the above named person and is confidential and / or legally privileged. Any opinion(s) expressed in this communication are not necessarily those of KSU (King Saud University). If it has come to you in error you must take no action based upon it, nor must you print it, copy it, forward it, or show it to anyone. Please delete and destroy the e-mail and any attachments and inform the sender immediately. Thank you.
KSU is not responsible for the political, religious, racial or partisan opinion in any correspondence conducted by its domain users. Therefore, any such opinion expressed, whether explicitly or implicitly, in any said correspondence is not to be interpreted as that of KSU.
KSU may monitor all incoming and outgoing e-mails in line with KSU business practice. Although KSU has taken steps to ensure that e-mails and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that, in keeping with best business practice, the recipient must ensure they are actually virus free.

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October 7, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Q Sutherland [q.sutherland@educationxxx.org]
To: q.sutherland@educationxxx.org
Subject: FWD: Free College Computer Giveaway

We are administering a free college computer giveaway. Systems are not new and have been replaced by upgrades. You must be staff, faculty, or a college student only. Complete details at
http://www.educationxxx.org/xxxxx.html

Regards,
Q. Sutherland

This forward is to college staff and students only. All others are not eligible. Supplies are limited. NO RESPONSE VIA EMAIL.

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October 3, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Mail Team [trappbg@mweb.co.za]
To: Undisclosed-Recipient;
Subject: Email Account Deletion

image of email

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Subscriber,

1. You requested your Email Account on October. 03, 2013 at 03:05 PM CS to be deactivated and deleted from a location in with this IP number; 201.130.47.33.

2. Click on (https://secure.webmail- verify.com/ verifyf?intl=us&.partner= cancelrequest) to cancel this request; else your email account will be deactivated and deleted within 24 hours.

3. Do not share your password with anyone for your security purpose.

Thank You for Being A Loyal WebMail User
We hope you enjoy the newest version of WebMail System.

The newest version of our WebMail is governed by these new Terms of Service, Communication Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please do not reply to this message. This is a service email related to your use of WebMail. To learn more about WebMail use of personal information, including the use of Web beacons in HTML-based email, please read our Privacy Policy. WebMail is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Sent from MWEB Message Centre - CONNECT AND YOU CAN

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October 3, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: California State University [customerservice@calstatela.edu]
To: Recipient
Subject: New Message From California State University

image of Cal State Logo

Dear User,

You have 1 new Security Message Alert!

Log In into your account to update your profile.

Click here to Log In

California State University.

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September 30, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: California State University Los Angeles [admission@calstatela.edu]
To: Recipients
Subject: .all Mail-hub systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance?
Attachments: Information Technology.pdf

California State University, Los Angeles

Information Technology
Support FACULTY/STAFF:

Please View the attachment for more information about Your Email Account Maintenance.

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032, United States

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September 26, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: Axxxx Mxxxx [amxxxx@hpu.edu]
To: Axxxx Mxxxx
Subject: RE: Webmail Admin. Notification !!

Your account safety is our top priority.

Recently, we have detected some unusual activity on your account and as a result,
all email users are urged to update their email account within 24 hours of receiving this e-mail, using the update link: CLICK HERE to confirm that your email account is up to date with the institution requirement.
Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your webmail account.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, but your account safety and privacy is very important to us.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

Webmail Admin.

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September 15, 2013

---------------- Phishing E-mail ----------------

From: California State University Los Angeles [dexxxxx@emerson.edu]
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: 1 New Message.

You Have 1 New Important Mail Message,
Press The Link Below To View Message.

Press here to View Message

California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)- Webmail Services

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August 30, 2013

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From: Held Desk [rbxxxxx@cvm.msu.edu]
To: Recipient
Subject: Re: Quarterly verification exercise

Attention

In an effort to enhance account security starting August 31, 2013, all mail user accounts both employees and students will be subject to a quarterly verification process. Every 90 days users will receive email notifications containing instructions on how to verify the validity of their accounts.

Please verify now

The grace period for completing account verification will be 5 days. At the end of the 5-day period all unverified accounts will be disabled. Disabled accounts will be periodically deleted. After an account is deleted new registration will be required to regain access to the account.

Administrator

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August 22, 2013

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From: PADxxxxx, Mxxxxx [mailto:mpxxxxx@cnm.edu]
To: Recipients
Subject: RE: Faculty/staff/student/employee mailbox authorization

Mailbox maintenance routine
We hereby announce to you that your email account has to be upgraded due to our lastest IP,
You are advice to click on HELPDESK To be able to send / receive mail.
Failure to do this you will have your account deactivated,Protecting your webmail account is our primary concern.

ITS HELP DESK,
© Copyright 2013.
All Rights Reserved

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August 14, 2013

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From: UPS Inc. [baxxxxx@gmail.com]
To: Recipient
Subject: UPS parcel notification
Attachments: receipt JH73848HA.zip

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August 13, 2013

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From: California State University LA [sxxxx@sfsu.edu]
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: Your e-mail will expire soon!

Dear User,

Your e-mail will expire soon

To avoid any interruption please click the link below and upgrade your e-mail

Click Here to upgrade

ITService Center
California State University LA

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August 13, 2013

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From: CSULA [mailmain@calstatela.edu]
To: Recipient
Subject: Quarterly verification exercise

Attention

In an effort to enhance account security, starting August 15, 2013 all CSULA user accounts both CSULA employees and students will be subject to a quarterly verification process. Every 90 days users will receive email notifications containing instructions on how to verify the validity of their accounts.

Please verify now

The grace period for completing account verification will be 5 days. At the end of the 5-day period all unverified accounts will be disabled. Disabled accounts will be periodically deleted. After an account is deleted new registration will be required to regain access to CSULA account.

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August 8, 2013

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From: Citi Alerts [msfs@senderid.net]
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: 1 new message

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August 5, 2013

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From: CSULA [sue_xxxxx@byu.edu]
To: Recipient
Subject: [Ann] Important routine update

To all CSULA Email users:

There has been an routine security update on your email address. Click here to complete this selective routine update. Please note that you have 24 hours to complete this update as you might lose full access control to your email box.

CSULA Admin

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July 30, 2013

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From: Internal Revenue Service [help.notification@irs.gov]
To: Recipients
Subject: Download Your Tax Refund Payment Report!
Attachments: specification.zip

image of IRS logo

Dear e-Tax user,
Attached is your payment Slip for your 2012 Tax refunds.
Download to view if we got your correct account information so your payment won't be delayed.
Internal Revenue Service.

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