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Current Scams

EMAIL STORAGE SCAM

If you receive the following message: 

From: "Coop Light and Power" <nullroute@mailanyone.net>

To: <nullroute@mailanyone.net>

Subject: Warning! (your email) is running out of email storage space!

Your email account, username: (your email), has used 93% (925/1000 MB) of its allowable storage space. 

Once your account excceeds the allowable storage space you will be unable to receive any email. 

To resolve this issue please contact your system administrator. 

Best, 

Coop Light and Power

Please do NOT comply. This is NOT from Cooperative Light & Power, and is a phishing attempt. Thank you! 

WEBMAIL SCAM

If you receive the following message: 

From: "Anker Joanne (LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)" <joanne.anker@nhs.net>

To: Undisclosed recipients:;

Subject: URGENT: SAFEGUARD YOUR MAILBOX

DEAR USER, 

OUR SERVER HAS RECENTLY DETECTED A PHISING ATTACK. YOUR MAILBOX IS VULNERABLE TO THE ATTACK. WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS NEUTRALISHING THE THREAT. 

IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR MAILBOX, YOU ARE REQUIRED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY TO RE-VALIDATE YOUR MAILBOX USING YOUR ADMIN RE-VALIDATION PORTAL.

TO ACCESS THE PORTAL, VISIT WEBMAIL VALIDATION.

HOW TO USE THE PORTAL 

ONCE YOU OPEN THE PORTAL, CLICK ON THE WEBMAIL VALIDATION LINK ON TOP OF THE BLANK PAGE AND IT WILL TAK YOU TO THE RE-VALIDATION PORTAL. 

WEBMAIL ADMINISTRATOR. 

Please do NOT comply as this is a phishing attempt. Thank you!


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Phishing: An attempt to aquire sensitive informaiton such as, passwords, usernames, and credit card details, often to be used for malicious reasons, pretending to be a trustworthy source through elctronic communication. 

 

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