Here's a couple of the latest phishing scams that have landing in our inboxes:
Dear: University of Chicago Webmail subscriber,
We hereby announce to you that your email account has exceeded its
storage limit. You will be unable to send and receive mails and your
email account will be deleted from our server. To avoid this problem,
you are advised to verify your email account by clicking on the link
------->Click here for update instructions
The University of Chicago Management Team.
And this one:
1. You requested your Email Account on April. 09, 2012 at 11:02 PM CS to be deactivated and deleted from a location in with this IP number; 188.8.131.52.
2. Click on (http://download-zimbra-toviewcopy.the-webmail.com/) 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 Zimbra WebMail User.
We hope you enjoy the newest version of Zimbra WebMail.
Zimbra WebMail !
These aren't as fun as the emails that included a picture of President Zimmer, but with the upcoming migration from CMail to Microsoft Exchange, we need to remain alert for suspicious messages that take us the websites that request our account passwords. Remember, College IT NEVER requests passwords or other personal information via email. Messages requesting such informationare fraudulent.
IT Services has a good Phishing primer: https://itservices.uchicago.edu/page/email-phishing-scam to help you spot these scams.
When in doubt, forward the questionable message to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call.