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Clever new phishing attempt. Be Aware

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Clever new phishing attempt. Be Aware

Post by PRO151 » Sunday, 13 June 2010, 3:26 AM

This message made it through the filters and security systems at work last week. Luckily it was delivered to a database manager and she recognized it and took immediate action to block it.
I have included the message in it's entirety so you can see the return to address for future reference.
This exact message shut down the E-mail servers at a school system in Alabama when more than 1 user replied with the "required" information.


-----Original Message-----
From: System Administrator [mailto:ccole@sbceo.org]
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 2:27 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Account Expires in 2 Day(s)



The Helpdesk Program that periodically checks the size of your e-mail space is sending you this information. The program runs weekly to ensure your inbox does not grow too large, thus preventing you from receiving or sending new e-mail.
As this message is being sent, you have 18 megabytes (MB) or more stored in your inbox. To help us reset your space in our database, please enter your current user name (_________________) password
(_______________)

You will receive a periodic alert if your inbox size is between 18 and 20 MB.
If your inbox size is 20 MB, a program on your Webmail will move your oldest
e-
mails to a folder in your home directory to ensure you can continue receiving incoming e-mail. You will be notified this has taken place.

If your inbox grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to receive new e-mail and it will be returned to sender. All this is programmed to ensure your e-mail continues to function well.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Re: Clever new phishing attempt. Be Aware

Post by TheCBDoctor » Sunday, 13 June 2010, 11:43 AM

Scam Prevention 101

Never provide a password..................period.

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