New Phishing Scams

Here's a couple of the latest phishing scams that have landing in our inboxes:

Emergency Notification

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
below.


------->Click here for update instructions

Thank you.
The University of Chicago Management Team.

    And this one:

    VMware® Zimbra©

    SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
    Dear Subscriber,

    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; 201.130.47.33.

    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 !

    The newest version of Zimbra 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 Zimbra WebMail!. To learn more about Zimbra WebMail!'s use of personal information, including the use of Web beacons in HTML-based email, please read our Privacy Policy.

     

      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 collegeit@uchicago.edu or give us a call.