Malicious Phishing Attempt – Your mailbox has exceeded its Quota/Limit Allocated to you

Some campus members have received malicious e-mail messages asking for username, password, and other pieces of personal information. This is a scam message and should be deleted immediately. Technology Services will NEVER ask you for your password, or ask you to “revalidate” or “update” your profile by e-mail.
Remember to be cautious of e-mail links and attachments from unknown sources. If you have questions about an unexpected e-mail message, please contact the Service Desk immediately at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.
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Subject: Your mailbox has exceeded its Quota/Limit allocated to you

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From: Mail System Administrator

[webmaster@mailbox-verification-upgrade.net]

Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 4:09 PM

To: [ ]

Subject: Your mailbox has exceeded its Quota/Limit allocated to you

Dear Mailbox users

This email requests your mailbox account verification and upgrade of Mail Quota.

Your mailbox has exceeded its Quota/Limit allocated to you by your mail administrator,your are presently running on 5 GB, So, you may not be able to receive or send new mails until you re-validate/ increase your Mail Quota.

This is a service-related email. Mailbox system will occasionally send you service-related emails to inform you of service changes, upgrades or new benefits. We understand that you’re concerned about the security and privacy of your online account. We requested more information for maximum security.

Please, Click here to Verify, Upgrade and Restore<LINK REMOVED> your account.

This is free and you do not need to pay for this. Your account will remain active after you have successfully increased your Mail Quota.

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We respect your privacy. For a complete description of our privacy policy.

Thank you for being a valued customer.

Sincerely, Regards, Mail System Administrator