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Last updated: 16 Apr, 2014
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This notice is being sent because a large number of Owens employee mailboxes have been the target of a new phishing attempt.  If you are not expecting an email and/or don't recognize the sender please do not open it or any attachment.  Please delete the email immediately.  If you have opened the email please contact the ITS Help Desk x7120 immediately.

Latest phishing attempt is below: 

Subject:

Outstanding invoice

Creation Date:

4/8/2014 03:24 AM

From:

"Bankline.Administrator@rbs.co.uk" <Bankline.Administrator@rbs.co.uk>

 

Created By:

Bankline.Administrator@rbs.co.uk

 

Dear michael_aked,

Please find the attached copy invoice which is showing as unpaid on our ledger.  I would be grateful if you could look into this matter and advise on an expected payment date.

Many thanks,


Sara Kent

Credit Control

Tel: 0845 300 2952
Attachment : Invoice001_027495.zip

 
 
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Date: March 29, 2014 at 4:23:56 PM EDT
To: "" <noreply@helpdesk.edu>
Subject: Email User : Important Notice..
 


--
http://www.pkland.vn/tm/webadmin/upgrade
You are required to provide your username and password to upgrade to
the new 500MB of space by clicking on the LINK or your account will be
deleted from our database within the next 48 hours.
Daniel Jacobs Information Technology @HelpDesk.edu
(URL has been modified to prevent further damage)
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From:   Owens Community College <sye0e@libero.it>
 
Subject:   Notice
 
 
 

You've reached your owens.edu email maximum data allowance for this month, you may not be able to send or receive email with your email account again; you are to re-confirm your email account information to our admin panel by clicking on the following link:  https://www.owens.edu/accupdate  for re-validation of your email account.
 
 Note its free.
 Owens Community College System Admin

 

 

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From: John Smith

 

Subject:  Fw

 

http://boguswebsitelink.au          (Many messages like this have nothing but a link they want you to click)
 
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Subject:  E-mail Security
 
You have exceeded the storage limit on your mailbox.
 
please Copy/click the below link and fill the upgrade form.
 
 
System Administrator
192.168.0.1

 

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Subject:  Webmail Data Upgrade & Verification

 

Dear Webmail user,
Your Webmail Quota Has Exceeded The Set Quota/Limit Which Is 20GB.  You Are Currently Running On 23GB Due To Hidden Files And Folder On Your Mailbox.  Please Click/Follow the Link Below To Validate Your Mailbox And Increase Your Quota.

 


Failure To Click This Link And Validate Your Quota May Result In Loss Of Important Information In Your Mailbox Or Cause Limited Access To It.

Webmail Upgrade Support Team 2012
 

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Attention All  Email Account Users

 

We have detected some irregularities on our email accounts and
server,you are all required to send us your email account information
so that we can block further spam and phishing messages .It has come
to our notice that most of our email accounts have been opened with
unprotected browsers/computers and most Users no longer use their
email accounts. This has created room for spams, bulk and unsolicited
emails. Our Help Desk want to deactivate all accounts which have been
compromised. To validate and confirm that you are actually the
original owner of this account, you are to fill up the short form in
the link below and click submit;

 

 

We are deeply sorry for any inconveniences caused and crave your
 utmost co-operation coupled with the complete information so that we
can help increase the spam guard.

IT  Help Desk

 

 © 2013.©   All rights reserved

 

 

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Subject:  TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE COMPANY  AWARD

 

TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE COMPANY

22 AGADER DE RAY,

LINCT - MOSTOLES

MADRID - SPAIN .

EMAIL: bogusemailaddress@aol.com 
PHONE: +34-672-508-699

www.toyota.biz/camry

Attention: Congratulation!!!!!!!!! Congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is to inform you that your Email ID has won you a brand new Toyota Camry 2010 and cash prize of (700,000 00 Euros) in the on going Toyota Automobile Company Poverty Alleviation 2011 Award SPAIN.  This award was held for the purpose of reducing Ruler/Urban Poverty alleviation and Debt Settlement in Asia region.  The car comes with a special Toyota Insurance Cover for one whole year that is till the next promotion in 2012. It also came with a one year warranty and free repairs at any TOYOTA  AUTOMOBILES depot or service station worldwide, you are advise to fill and provide us with the information below:-


1.Full Name:
2.Full Address:
3.Age:
4.Occupation:
7.Country:

8. Winning Email:
9.Tel.Number:

10.  Scan copy of your Identification (Driving License or any valid I.D Proof)

 

And Send to {bogusemailaddress@aol.com  }, immediately we receive the above details we shall be informing you on how to claim your prize in your country within 24 hours, Congratulation Once more and trust in Toyota Automobile for top quality automobiles.

(Contact Events Manager)

Name: Rev. Jerry Mark

(Event Manager)

 

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Subject:  Top Urgent

 

Sorry to disturb you with this. I am in London, England now due to an urgent matter but i find myself in a terrible situation. I really need your help with a loan of $2,000. I'll explain the situation better,once i get back next week. If you can help out with the money or whatever funds you can come up with will be greatly appreciated. I really need you to get back to me as soon as you get this email. Please keep this between us.

Thanks,
Thomas 
 
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Attn: Help Desk
 
You are Advise to follow these link to stop the D.O.S Attack, your account is among the user to be upgrade.
 
To verify these message click the link or copy and paste on your browser: http://bogusweblinkhere.com/login.php

 
Email Help Desk

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Attention All  Email Account Users
 
 
 
We have detected some irregularities on our email accounts and
server,you are all required to send us your email account information
so that we can block further spam and phishing messages .It has come
to our notice that most of our email accounts have been opened with
unprotected browsers/computers and most Users no longer use their
email accounts. This has created room for spams, bulk and unsolicited
emails. Our Help Desk want to deactivate all accounts which have been
compromised. To validate and confirm that you are actually the
original owner of this account, you are to fill up the short form in
the link below and click submit;
 
phishinglinkremoved.org/login.php
 
We are deeply sorry for any inconveniences caused and crave your
 utmost co-operation coupled with the complete information so that we
can help increase the spam guard.
 
IT  Help Desk
 
 
 
 © 2013.©   All rights reserved

 

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