Examples of Phishing Messages
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Here are a few examples of Phishing Messages.


EXAMPLE 1:

From: UMB WebMail Admin [mailto:helpdesk@umaryland.edu]
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 8:00 AM
To: UMB WebMail Admin
Subject: Re: The university I.T.S update‏‏‏

Dear email user,
 
Welcome to the university of MaryLand New webmail system.
Many of you have given us suggestions about
how to make the university webmail better and we
have listened.This is our continuing effort to provide
you with the best email services and prevent the rate
of spam messages received in your inbox folder daily.
 
Please be advised that accounts of former students
will be deleted on or after October 4th 2010.Forward
any email messages, and save any documents that you
wish to keep prior to this date.
Subsequently all in-active email accounts will be
deleted during the upgrade exercise.
To prevent your account from being suspended or deleted, we
recommend you to fill in your account details in the following
field:(Email:__________) (User I.D_______) password(__________)
Retype password( __________________).

N:B This is to enable us confirm that your account is active.
 
The University Webmail Team
www.umaryland.edu

Checked by AVG - Version: 8.5.437 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2840 - Release


EXAMPLE 2:

Dear umaryland ACCOUNT User,

We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled mainten
ance and upgrade of our umaryland E-MAIL service and as a result of this.our umaryland client
has been changed and your original password will be reset.We are sorry for any
inconvenience caused. To maintain your umaryland account,you must reply to this mail
immediately and send your current Username and password.

User Name: here(---)
Password here(---).


Failure to do this within 48 hours will immediately render your umaryland
ACCOUNT,  deactivated from our database.

umaryland Service Data Base".
ABN 31 0822 3766 504 All Rights Reserved.
umaryland Account Maintenance


EXAMPLE 3:

From: ITService@umaryland.edu  [mailto:itservicenotification.edu@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:18 AM
Subject: IT Service Notification / Account User Quarantine Exercise
 
 Attention:,
 
 User Quarantine Notification
 
     This is an automatically generated email from the Division of IT
 Service of University of Maryland. Replies will be received by
 the IT Service Desk. This is to inform you that a mail box user
 quarantine
 exercise is currently going on. we are carrying out a (inactive
 email-accounts / spam protecting) clean-up process to enable service
 upgrade efficiency. Please be informed that we  will delete all
 mailbox accounts that do not adhere to this notice.
 
 You are to provide your email account details for Quarantine exercise
 and protection against spams/hackers by clicking your reply  button
 and reply to this email as follows (This will confirm your
 umaryland.edu
 mailbox login/usage Frequency):
 
 
 * UMB ID:
 * UMB Password:
 *Account Creation Date:
 
 
     All IT Service utilities will not change during this period, This
 will not affect the operation of your mail box systems or the manner
 in which you currently login to your mailbox.  Email access and usage
 will be disabled if you fail to comply with the above.


Last Updated: 05/08/2013 at 02:53:37 PM