Malicious Phishing Attempt – You have exceeded your Mail Quota {Validate Your Mail Quota}

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: You have exceeded your Mail Quota {Validate Your Mail Quota}

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Mail Administration Alert

This Mail is from your Mail Administrator; we wish to bring to your notice the Condition of your email account
Your Mail Box has exceeded its Quota/Limit allocated to you by your Mail Administrator, you are presently running on 5GB, you May not be able to receive Or send new Mails until you Re-Validate/increase your Mail Quota.

Simply Click the URL: <link removed> to increase your Mail Quota to our new 25GB Mail Quota. This is free and you do not need to Pay for this.
Your account will remain active after you have successfully Increase your Mail Quota.
Regards,
Mail System Administrator
Copyright 2012 E-mail Account Upgrade.



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